John Hartson makes confident prediction about Man United signing

The former Arsenal striker is backing Romelu Lukaku to score lots of goals for Manchester United

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku Photo: Romelu Lukaku/Instagram

John Hartson has backed Romelu Lukaku to score lots of goals for Manchester United.

The Red Devils signed the Belgium international in a £75m deal from Premier League side Everton in the summer transfer window.

Lukaku was initially tipped to complete a move to Premier League champions Chelsea but Manchester United managed to hijack the west London side’s deal.

The 24-year-old hasn’t wasted any time having a big impact at Old Trafford after scoring four goals in three competitive appearances for Manchester United.

Lukaku scored twice in the Red Devils’ 4-0 win against West Ham United in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford earlier this month.

The powerful centre-forward scored Manchester United’s second goal in a 4-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend.

Former Arsenal and Celtic striker Harrison backed Lukaku to score plenty of goals in a Manchester United shirt despite concerns over his big-game temperament.

“Lukaku is a seasoned centre-forward,” Hartson told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“He is a natural finisher who will get you goals.

“He is a player Mourinho knows very well from their time together at Chelsea.”

Manchester United have also signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic this summer.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last term.

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