The Unbelievable Stat Which Proves Romelu Lukaku Deserves More Respect

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You can criticise him, blame him for the losses, point fingers during the bad times or even call him an unwanted part of a parked bus, but there is no denying the serious talent Romelu Lukaku possesses.

The Big Belgian has probably saved Mourinho’s job at Manchester United by a few more weeks, as he found the net twice in the club’s 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.

A match dominated by the away side was won at Turf Moor by Mourinho’s men with relative ease, despite Marcus Rashford getting a red card for a headbutt to Bardsley.

However, the star striker in red put in a Man of the Match performance and banged in a brace in the first half, while temporarily silencing his critics in the process.

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The man is certainly a goal machine, and the feat he achieved today suggests it to be true. Romelu Lukaku has now scored 104 Premier League goals already, and has matched the tally of a particular man named Didier Drogba.

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Drogba is a legend of the English club football folklore, and the king of Stamford Bridge.

And now, Lukaku not only came level with his former Chelsea teammate in the number of goals, but he did so in 224 matches Р30 fewer than Didier.

At the age of 25, the Belgian is already the highest ever goalscorer for Everton and his country, and is now becoming a regular at Old Trafford.

He did have many chances to bury his hat-trick, but if he was bought to find the back of the net, one would be a fool to deny that he is doing anything else.