Two Reasons Behind Lukaku’s Muted Goal Celebration

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal.

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Romelu Lukaku garnered a lot of attention after deciding not to celebrate his goal against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday in his side’s 2-1 win.

For the second time in a row, Lukaku hasn’t celebrated after scoring, and a lot of talk has emerged as to why the Belgian decided not to show much excitement.

A lot of criticism has been aimed at Lukaku after the striker failed to make an impact in the last set of games. He was also culpable for both of Manchester City’s goals in the derby, which United lost 1-2.

Against West Brom on Sunday, however, Lukaku met Marcus Rashford’s cross and put the ball into the back of the net for United’s opener, and did not celebrate his 10th Premier League goal of the season.

Manager Jose Mourinho, when asked about the incident in his post-match reactions, gave two reasons for the same.

“One: his love for West Bromwich Albion. Probably the second thing, he looks at me and I don’t celebrate too! You don’t go crazy when you win, you don’t get depressed when you lose,” said the former Chelsea boss.

Lukaku is slowly getting back amongst the goals, and with the confidence being shown once again, fans will hope they see him back, running and going strongly as the second half of the season commences.


Written by Rajdeep Saha 

Sports journalist with stints across print, digital and television. Contribution to each medium has been thrilling. Experienced in writing for this passionate game called football. Journalist by choice and passion.


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