Manchester United Football Club kicked off the Premier League season with a simply scintillating 4-0 victory over West Ham United. The Red Devils looked supremely sharp and more than deserved the three points, and it definitely could not have gone any better.
Two of the goals came from new striker Romelu Lukaku, who opened the scoring with an excellent swing of his big left-boot. Then, he doubled the lead at the start of the second half with a powerful header from a corner.
As you’d imagine, the praise was flowing for the 24-year-old star striker, and what higher plaudits to receive from that of the best striker the Premier League has ever seen; Alan Shearer.
The Newcastle United legend described Lukaku as almost unplayable, as The Hammers defence just couldn’t handle him whether it be due to his movement or aerial prowess.
“United’s biggest summer signing was not far behind in the man-of-the-match stakes – Lukaku’s display was everything you could ask for from a centre-forward.” Shearer wrote in his BBC column.
“Whether it was his strength, his link-up play or his finishing, he was just unplayable.”
“His performance was exactly what I expected of him in this United side.”
“He was aggressive and good in the air, and his movement in coming short or making runs behind the Hammers defence meant he was constantly asking different questions of the West Ham back line. They simply could not handle him.”
It really was the complete performance from a fantastic striker. When we signed him, I genuinely only thought that he’d be the fox in the box and just score goals. But, he offers so much more than that.
He can hold the ball up, make runs in behind, score from set pieces and even set up his teammates. It was the perfect start for United’s new #9, and I’m so excited to see just how many goals he can score this campaign.