Romelu Lukaku’s performance for Belgium last night was another mixed bag.

The Manchester United striker showed his frustrating side once again in the win over Scotland.

He scored a header from close range, taking his international tally to 48 goals for his country. He then netted again early in the second half.

Remarkably he now has 31 in 30 under Roberto Martinez.

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On one hand, you think, perhaps with better players around him, he could do it for United too?

Playing with Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne certainly helps.

And then he goes and does this, somehow managing to block his own shot at goal from close range.

And that sums up the enigma which is Romelu Lukaku.

 

Credit where it is due though, 31 goals in 30 games is an incredible record.

United are said to be looking for £80 million to sell him, The Times report. It’s probably unlikely we will get it.

Of course Lukaku doesn’t get to play against a defence as weak as Scotland’s each week in the Premier League.

So United need to start focusing on adding better players around him if he is going to stand a chance.

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