Michael Owen sends clear message to Man United fans about Romelu Lukaku

Michael Owen discusses Romelu Lukaku's promising start to life at Manchester United this season

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Liverpool legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen has praised Romelu Lukaku for the strong start to life he has made as a Manchester United player.

The Belgian forward ended up being the Red Devils’ marquee signing in the summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford.

Lukaku signed for the Red Devils back in July and has been in brilliant form for Mourinho’s men so far this season.

The 24-year-old has scored nine goals in eight games for the Red Devils in all competitions to help Manchester United up to second place in the Premier League table.

He continued his fine form on Wednesday night when he scored twice during Manchester United’s 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in Russia in the Champions League.

And former Manchester United striker Owen has been impressed by what he has seen from Lukaku so far this season in a Red Devils shirt.

Owen told BT Sport on Wednesday night: “He’s certainly started well.

“I think he’s a ‘Mourinho-type’ of player. He likes one, big powerful centre-forward to lead the line. That’s what he’s got with Lukaku.

“He’s started really well so he’s got confidence and he has a brilliant return.

“I do think Manchester United are creating more chances this season already.”

Lukaku will be expecting to start for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a home clash against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are level on points with rivals Manchester City at the top of the table after six games.

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