Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United, this summer for a whopping fee of 75 million pounds from Everton. Lukaku had a formidable start to his maiden year at Manchester United by scoring frequently, in fact the Belgian international was on a scoring spree where he scored 11 goals in 10 appearances for his side.
Lukaku’s delightful start to the season did not continue as he soon fell out and had a 7-game goal drought at the coincidental time of Paul Pogba’s ill-timed injury.
Last week, the silence broke over Lukaku’s ‘blank’ celebration against West Brom as the Number 9 scored with his head to give United the lead in the 27th Minute after an insightful cross from Wonderkid – Marcus Rashford. In fact, the Belgian International has said to have found his way back in as he bagged 3 goals in 4 matches for United including the winner against Bournemouth.
Two evident reasons can be drawn out for his so-called “muted” celebration against the Hawthorns last week. Firstly, it would have concluded rather despicable as Lukaku had scored against his former side and the team who had helped him to become who he is today. Manager, Jose Mourinho also answered in a post-match interview following the same, “One is his love for West Bromwich Albion, he was a happy kid here, they made him feel at home, was here that he exploded in the Premier League, so was for sure that and he probably looks at me and I don’t celebrate, too!”
Secondly, a reason which Manchester United fans would not like to hear as it adds fuel to the so-called, “Zlatan-Lukaku feud.” All of us know, that Lukaku had gained permission from the Swede International to wear his number after his arrival at the theatre, but it was likely to be in Zlatan’s favor, albeit he received the number ‘10’ jersey from Rooney who left for Everton. The Swede International has been on the bench on a regular basis since his timely recovery and has started only once. Whilst, this happened Lukaku has been one of the most frequent starters for United but when Zlatan came on, it has been seen that Zlatan commanded Lukaku to go into a wider position, that was disliked by the latter. Though this feud, is not what it seems, Lukaku’s attempt to not celebrate was meant to silence the haters and those who doubted his ability to score.