I was born to score – Romelu Lukaku


Belgium and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku said that he ‘was born to score’ and that he is ‘like a leopard in the box’ after ending his goal drought with a brace in Belgium’s 3-3 draw with Mexico.

The striker, signed from Everton last summer had been struggling with scoring form in a United jersey but found the two goals in a friendly against Mexico.

“Yes it’s a relief but I knew it would come,” Lukaku said. “I feel great to be honest. I was born to score. I don’t think many strikers of my generation have as many goals as me. I am like a leopard in the box.”

The 24-year-old made a great start at Old Trafford, scoring seven goals in his first seven appearances, but since their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in September 30th, Lukaku had not found a net for Manchester United.

“Lately, we have we haven’t performed like we did at the start of the season. We started by blowing teams away, being dominant and creating chances, but in the last few weeks we didn’t play at the same level and that made it more difficult for me.

“That’s the sort of thing you have to go through in the season, but now there are players coming back from injury and hopefully we can deliver performances even better than at the start  of the season.”