Romelu Lukaku Reveals What He Told Alexis Sanchez Before Arsenal Match

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Friday night saw the Emirates witness the Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez show, as the pair played a big part in taking their side through to the 5th round of the FA Cup with a fine win over Arsenal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were dominant throughout their performance yesterday, as they recorded their 8th straight win in all competitions.

The night began with Alexis Sanchez scoring against his former side, with Lukaku being the assist provider.

The Belgian was quick to provide another one for Lingard to find the back the net within the next two minutes, before a late goal from Martial helped them seal a 3-1 win over their rivals.

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It was a night to remember for the Manchester United fans, as not only did they see their team play with some serious attacking intent, but also had a couple of players return to form at exactly the right time.

Lukaku talked about Sanchez’s goal, and how he was positive that some brilliant forward link-up play between the duo was not far away.


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The striker revealed what he said to the Chilean international, stating: “I told him yesterday in training, I said ‘listen, you’re gonna score tomorrow and I will give you the ball, as long as you run when I’m inside. If I can’t shoot just run, and I’ll find you’.”

Lukaku then praised his side’s performance, adding:

“We had a lot of moments where we could have countered better, especially in the second half, I think we could have scored maybe two or three more goals, but 3-1 winning at Arsenal, the way how they play, they don’t lose a lot this season, is good.”