Antonio Valencia raves about Man United striker

The Man United captain heaps praise on Romelu Lukaku

Man United captain Antonio Valencia Photo: Antonio Valencia / Instagram

Antonio Valencia is encouraged by Romelu Lukaku’s recent performances for Manchester United.

The Belgium international is embarking on his second season at the 20-time English champions following a £75m move from Everton in 2017.

Lukaku scored one goal in Manchester United’s opening three Premier League games to raise questions about his form.

However, the 25-year-old has discovered his goal-scoring touch over the past few weeks to ease pressure on manager Jose Mourinho.

Lukaku scored twice in a 2-0 win over Burnley before the centre-forward broke the deadlock in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Watford.

Speaking to Man United’s website about Lukaku’s form in recent weeks, Valencia heaped praise on the Red Devils striker.

“Lukaku has more team-mates around him and he feels happy,” Valencia said. “He’s scoring goals, he’s happy and long may that continue.”

Lukaku has scored 27 times in 51 games in all competitions during his first season at Manchester United following his big money move to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils will welcome promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford in their sixth Premier League fixture of the season.

Manchester United are in eighth place in the Premier League table after losing two of their opening five games.

The 20-time English champions signed Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant in the 2018 summer transfer window to bolster Mourinho’s squad.

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