Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku believes he deserves “more respect” for his goalscoring record.
Romelu Lukaku joined from Everton for an initial £75m fee in the summer window but has faced criticism since arriving at Old Trafford from leading pundits, including former United defender Gary Neville, for his poor record against the bigger teams in the Premier League.
However, the Belgium international answered his critics with a well-taken goal, his first against a top-six side this season, and a man-of-the-match performance as United beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday.
“I just need to keep working hard,” said the 24-year-old, who has now scored 98 goals in the Premier League. “I think I have got a nice record. I’ve scored a lot this season and I just want to keep going. I know that I can improve, and I want to improve and really work hard. I want to win trophies. We are still in the fight in two competitions. It’s not going to be easy but it’s a nice challenge.”