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Incredible Lukaku Can Score 25 Goals For Man Utd, Says Man City Star De Bruyne

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Manchester City winger Kevin De Bruyne has backed his close pal and Red Devils’ new signing Romelu Lukaku to succeed at Old Trafford.

Belgian international team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne talk after the game in Houston

De Bruyne has named Lukaku as one of the world’s best strikers and believes that the Belgian forward can score around 25 goals per season at rival club Manchester United.

The Belgian striker reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho at United after netting 25 goals in 37 Premier League appearances for Everton last season.

The 24-year-old striker snubbed a return to Chelsea and joined Manchester United for a staggering £75m transfer fee on a five-year-deal.

Man City goalkeeper Ederson was caught in no man’s land for Romelu Lukaku’s opening goal

Lukaku scored his first Man Utd goal in a pre-season friendly against Real Salt Lake and also scored the opener in Man Utd’s 2-0 win over arch rivals Man City in the International Champions Cup on Thursday.

And De Bruyne is confident that his Belgium team-mate will match the expectations after his big-money move to Old Trafford, insisting he “can be awesome” for Man Utd.

De Bruyne said: “I think he’ll do very well. Everyone knows what his qualities are and he will do what he has to do.”

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after giving Manchester United the lead in Houston

“There’s a lot said about these big transfers, people mock him and other players on social media. You know it’s there, but you just can’t care about that. You just have to do your job and I think he’ll score 20 to 25 goals for United a season and that will speak for itself.”

Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku were on fire in Houston

“If you see his ratio of goals, it’s incredible. He’s one of the best in the world and what is he, 24? You can say that about him at that age.”

“Obviously he has his way of playing‚ don’t compare him to a Lionel Messi. He’s a big, physical guy and can be awesome.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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