Jesse Lingard will take the credit, as his shot from outside the box was probably on target, but he should be splitting his goal bonus with Ahmed Hegazi; had the Egyptian defender not stuck his foot out and ballooned the ball over his keeper, Foster would have had a straightforward save.
“He was asked for his last effort before that break but he couldn’t resist”.
Lukaku has now scored 10 Premier League goals for Manchester United so far this season since his move from Everton in the summer.
Parker, who won five trophies at Old Trafford between 1991 and 1996, is not convinced that the former Sweden international will be able to replicate his 2016-17 form, when he scored a stunning 28 goals in 46 matches, including 17 in 28 games in the Premier League.
Speaking during Sky Sports’ coverage on Sunday’s game, Neville said: “He needs to celebrate, he absolutely does”.
Jose Mourinho won’t be too happy with letting the sole goal get through but the proficient Spaniard was hardly to blame when compared to his performance throughout the match.
Jose Mourinho might have blamed his side’s struggles in keeping pace with Manchester City on referees and chance and everything under the sun, but no amount of bluster can cover up the fact that his side are a long way off the pace of Guardiola’s men.
“It comes with the territory and Jose’s strong enough and big enough to win trophies, which I’m sure he’s going to do”, Pardew added. The boys gave me so much at Liverpool. The Pulis Pragmaticos were sitting pretty in seventh place, seven points off a European spot and nine above the bottom three, and they were almost becoming the very definition of Premier League stability. United’s attacking play has been too slow at times in recent seasons, a hangover from the style that Louis van Gaal employed. It’s that ambition I want to see in players and we lacked that a little bit.
“We have players, we trust players and we are humble people to cope with these difficulties”. When Paul Pogba suffered an injury to the same area in September, the midfielder spent the bones of two months on the sidelines.
I think he is an experienced guy to not let it go to difficult limits.
Eric Bailly has been ruled out until February after it was decided he needed surgery on an ankle injury while Michael Carrick is still unavailable due to a heart condition.
Chris Smalling 6 – Occasionally struggled with the physical presence of Salomon Rondon but produced a composed display on the ball.
“Matt Phillips is close and hasn’t been ruled out for the game against Man Utd”.
Lukaku’s goal did at least lift the mood at United, which was pretty low after last Sunday’s home defeat by neighbours Manchester City.