Martin Keown claims Romelu Lukaku has turned a corner at Man United
The Arsenal legend believes Romelu Lukaku's goal against Chelsea FC could be a turning point in his Manchester United career
Martin Keown believes Romelu Lukaku will be thrilled with his goal in a 2-1 win against Chelsea last weekend.
The Belgium international cancelled out Willian’s opener at Old Trafford to score his first goal against a top-six team for Manchester United.
Lukaku went on to produce a brilliant moment to tee up Jesse Lingard to score the winner for the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old moved to the Red Devils in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton last summer.
Lukaku scored 10 times in his opening nine games in all competitions, but the striker only managed to net 10 goals in his next 29 games.
However, former Arsenal defender Keown believes Lukaku’s goal against Chelsea FC could be a turning point for the summer signing.
“As a striker, you want to score against everyone,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“You do not want to end your career with a reputation for failing to score against the best sides.
“It will have felt special for Lukaku to break his duck against Chelsea, where things did not work out for him. That goal will have given him a big psychological lift.”
Lukaku netted 25 times in 36 games in the Premier League last season to finish behind Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
The Belgian forward was linked with a move to Chelsea FC last summer but ultimately opted to move to Manchester United.