Posted on 09th Aug 2017
The Theatre of Dreams awaits Romelu Lukaku and when he runs out to make his home debut at Old Trafford against West Ham United, 75,000 fans will be backing him to shine and lead United to glory.
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Van Nistlerooy told manutd.com "Physically, he’s unbelievably strong and, with the pace he has, he often puts away the chances he gets. I think he’s one of the true number nines, like Harry Kane at Tottenham.”
The statistics speak volumes for Lukaku’s ability and there is no doubt that he possesses all the attributes to become one of the most lethal strikers in the world. His pace, power and strength can wreak havoc amongst the league’s best defenders as proved by his impressive goal return. When it comes to sheer weight of goals the verdict is already in - Lukaku is a goalscoring phenomenon.
His total of 85 Premier League goals puts him among the top 50 with the likes of Fernando Torres, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dennis Bergkamp in his sights. Ruud van Nistelrooy is not much further ahead and at the current rate he can expect to join the 100 club next season - and he is still only 24 years old.
In historic terms, he is ahead of Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the same age and is now level with the tally of goals that Ronaldo managed before turning 24. While it would be folly to expect the same exponential improvement, it further emphasises the goalscoring level at which he is operating. Nobody can match him.
He is one of only five forwards in the division's history to have scored 75 goals before the age of 24, with three of the other four having also represented United. Michael Owen sits top of the list with 110 strikes before 24, with Robbie Fowler second on 106 - both of them scoring all of their goals for Liverpool. Wayne Rooney was third, with 86 goals with Lukaku two goals behind.
However, surprisingly Lukaku has scored eleven goals more than Cristiano Ronaldo at this stage of his career in the Premier League and the prospect of many more goals in the red of Manchester United is a real one. It seems certain that the goals will keep coming for the forward and there are many more records ahead as he begins his new chapter leading the line for Manchester United.
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