Andy Cole reacts to Romelu Lukaku’s display in Man United ‘s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid

The Manchester United legend was impressed with Romelu Lukaku's goal against Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup

Man United legend Andy Cole Photo: BT Sport

Andy Cole praised Romelu Lukaku for a calm and composed finish in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday night.

The Belgium international was handed his first competitive start since completing a £75m move to Manchester United from Everton earlier in the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid made the breakthrough in the first half when Casemiro steered a low finish past David De Gea following Dani Carvajal’s superb cross.

The Champions League holders were 2-0 up in the second half when Isco guided an effort past the Manchester United goalkeeper to cap a fine performance.

Lukaku was guilty of wasting a great opportunity to halve the deficit in the Super Cup but the 24-year-old made amends in the 62nd minute with his first competitive goal.

Madrid shot stopper Keylor Navas was unable to collect Nemanja Matic’s long-range effort and Lukaku pounced on the rebound to make it 2-1.

Former Manchester United striker Cole was impressed with Lukaku’s composure to offer the Red Devils some faint hope of a comeback.

Cole wrote on his Twitter page: “Back in it…. composed himself & finish! Come on @ManUtd”

Manchester United will start the 2017-18 Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

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