Jose Mourinho raves about ‘fantastic, fundamental’ Man United star

Jose Mourinho heaps praise on Romelu Lukaku after their impressive 2-1 win over Liverpool FC

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Romelu Lukaku after the striker helped Manchester United claim a 2-1 win over Liverpool FC on Saturday.

The Belgian forward was in solid form for the Red Devils as he helped to set up one of Marcus Rashford’s two goals as Mourinho’s men claimed an important victory over their bitter local rivals.

Lukaku has made a strong start to life at Manchester United this season following his transfer from Everton in the summer window last year.

He has had his fair share of criticism but the 24-year-old has scored 22 goals and made seven assists in all competitions for the Red Devils so far this season.

And Red Devils boss Mourinho chose to single out Lukaku for special praise after Saturday’s important 2-1 victory over Liverpool FC.

Speaking at a news conference on Saturday after the game, Mourinho said: “In every press conference I come to, I say the same about Lukaku.

“His performance was fantastic. He didn’t score but, for me, he’s been fundamental. Even in the last part of the game, there were a few corners [to defend] in the six minutes of injury time and Lukaku was there and he was dominant.”

Manchester United are now preparing for their crunch Champions League clash against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Mourinho’s men are aiming to qualify for the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition after playing out a goalless draw with the Spanish side in the first leg last month.

Manchester United are currently in second place in the Premier League table.

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