It’s not often that you get called a ‘bargain’ if you arrive for a hefty transfer fee of £75 million. However, Manchester United legend Roy Keane has insisted that Romelu Lukaku has been just that for the Red Devils. The ex-Everton striker has already scored 10 goals for his new club, and has been really impressive since moving.
Talking on ITV‘s Champions League highlights show, Keane stated: “He is a good player at a good age. He knows the Premier League. He was a bargain at £75 million, it was obvious he was going to score goals. He has got off to a good start. He comes across well and seems like a decent character.
“His record at Everton was fantastic and clearly he has gone to a bigger club and better team, who will create so many chances for him, he will get 25-30 goals a season.”
The former Manchester United midfielder spoke about Jose Mourinho’s men hammered CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the Champions League – a game wherein Lukaku bagged a brace. The Irishman did highlight the fact that the English giants, as well as Lukaku, will have to pass big tests going forward when they face stronger teams.
“The big test will be in the big games. For all top United strikers over the years, has been scoring the big goals in the big games,” Keane added.
“We are looking at these outstanding strikers all in great form but the time to judge them will be at the end of the season when the medals and trophies are being handed out. It’s crunch games when one goal will be the difference.”
Written by Shorya Panwar
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