Manchester United beat West Brom 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to move three points clear of Chelsea in second place. Romelu Lukaku scored the opening goal before Jesse Lingard secured the win a deflected effort.
The United striker has now scored three goals in his last four appearances. Despite the criticism of recent weeks and his dry spell leading up to the City game, you could do worse than put a bet on him being the Premier League’s top scorer. Only three players have scored more league goals than him this season and he is just four short of matching Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
But like after his Brighton winner, Lukaku didn’t celebrate against West Brom. When Lingard scored, Lukaku joined in with the celebrations though, leading Mourinho to claim that the striker’s muted reaction was down to loan spell he spent with the Baggies when he scored 17 league goals for them.
Again, even without the goal, the performance is positive and again every minute in the Premier League for a striker – he’s not a goalkeeper, he’s not a defensive player. For a striker to play every minute in the Premier League is fantastic.
I didn’t celebrate too. Nobody was happier than me. Fifteen years ago I look at myself celebrating goals. With maturity you go into levels that you control your emotions better. Romelu was a happy kid at West Brom. Maybe at the back of the mind it was his love for the club.