Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

PS75m Man Has the Luk of Golden Boot Winner

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

PS75m Man Has the Luk of Golden Boot Winner

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ROMELU LUKAKU has marked his arrival at Man United with goals in his first two games.

The PS75million signing from Everton has settled in nicely and Jose Mourinho is delighted with his capture.

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Lukaku netted against Man City in Houston yesterday and will be expected to fill the big boots of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The one-time Chelsea star has banged in 156 goals in 87 games and certainly knows the Premiership well.

He is quoted at 9-2 with bet365 to be the top goalscorer in the Premier League this season and 8-11 to score 20 or more top-flight goals.

The Red Devils kick off their campaign against West Ham and Lukaku has scored in nine of the 10 games he faced the Hammers in an Everton shirt.

The Belgian is 20-1 to notch a hat-trick in Manchester United's curtain raiser on August 13.

Bet365's Steve Freeth said: "Lukaku has been labelled a 'flattrack bully' in some quarters but he did score at Man City, Spurs and Arsenal, plus Jose did struggle to beat the 'lesser' teams at Old Trafford last season so he could be a great signing. …

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