Gary Lineker reacts to Romelu Lukaku’s goal in Man United’s 4-1 win at CSKA Moscow

The Spurs legend praises Romelu Lukaku after the Manchester United striker's goal in Moscow on Wednesday night

Spurs legend Gary Lineker Photo: BT Sport

Gary Lineker heaped praise on Romelu Lukaku after the Manchester United striker continued his goal-scoring run in a 4-1 win at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.

The Belgium international has hit the ground running since his £75m move to Manchester United from their Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window.

Lukaku scored his sixth Premier League goal of the 2017-18 season in Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Southampton at St Mary’s last weekend.

The 24-year-old opened his Champions League account with a goal in their 3-0 win against Swiss side Basel in their opening European fixture of the campaign.

And Lukaku continued his rich vein of form with a third-minute goal to settle Manchester United’s nerves in Moscow and take his tally to nine goals in all competitions this term.

Spurs legend Lineker was quick to lavish praise on Lukaku following his powerful header to break the deadlock in their second Champions League fixture.

Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Lukaku scores again. He’s cocksure at present.”

Anthony Martial doubled the visitors’ lead from the penalty spot before Lukaku scored his second of the night from close range to reach double figures for the campaign.

The France attacker played a part in Manchester United’s fourth after his shot was parried into the path of Mkhitaryan to make it 4-0 before CSKA scored a late consolation.

Lukaku was initially linked with a move to Premier League champions Chelsea in the summer before securing a move to Manchester United.

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