Romelu Lukaku missed a sitter in the first half of Manchester United’s 4-0 thrashing of Everton. With the game at 1-0 then, we really could have done with the goal.
But in the second half, the Belgian striker redeemed himself against his former club by scoring one and assisting another.
Seconds before getting his name on the scoresheet, Lukaku’s freekick was blocked, leading to cheers from the away end. It was no surprise to then see Lukaku, who was booed by the fans of his former club all afternoon, wheel away cupping his ear in front of the travelling fans.
“I mean, it’s another goal and I’m happy with the win,” he said. “It’s just a bit of banter, after the free-kick I missed.”
Lukaku acknowledged that United should have put the game to bed earlier but believes it was our quality that set the teams apart in the end.
“We could have scored more in first half. We weren’t clinical enough,” he added. “Everton created problems in midfield and the manager gave us tips at half-time of how to sort it. In second half, Everton had a lot of control but quality was the difference in the end.”