ROMELU LUKAKU continued his sparkling start to life as a Manchester United player with two goals in a 4-1 Champions League thrashing of CSKA Moscow out in Russia.
It now means the former Chelsea and Everton man has scored ten goals in just nine games since signing up for Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford revolution in the summer.
Anthony Martial also shone on a rare start for the Red Devils with a goal and two assists. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the fourth in an easy victory against a dire CSKA side.
Konstantin Kuchaev scored a consolation goal for the Russians in the 90th minute, which will no doubt upset Mourinho that the clean sheet was thrown away.
United took the lead with only four minutes on the clock – and it was red-hot Romelu who was at it again.
Lukaku played the ball down the left for Martial, then kept on running into the box where he met the Frenchman’s cross in with a thumping header.
And the Russians were their own worst enemies when they went two goals down on 18 minutes.
Mkhitaryan had collected the ball in the box when he was bundled down in the crudest fashion by Georgi Schennikov.
Referee Jonas Eriksson had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, and Martial went from provider to goalscorer by stroking home the penalty to Igor Akinfeev’s left.
Things got even worse for CSKA and again it was their own fault.
Martial played a ball into the box and 35-year-old Vitali Berezutski got it all wrong trying to clear with an air-shot, and Lukaku tapped home for his second 26 minutes in.
The only surprise was that United didn’t extend their lead still further with CSKA woeful in the first 45.
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But ten minutes into the half, it was 4-0.
Daley Blind capitalised on some poor defending to play in Martial. His shot was saved well by Akinfeev, but the ball fell out to Mkhitaryan who fired home the rebound.
Three minutes later and it was job done for Mkhitaryan, with Jesse Lingard coming on to replace him.
CSKA managed to grab a late, late consolation in the 90th minute when Kuchaev beat David de Gea with a neat finish, but it was without doubt a great night for Mourinho and his squad.
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