Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Manchester United and particularly Romelu Lukaku, after he helped his side to an impressive 4-1 Champions League win against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.
The Belgium international bagged a brace to take his tally to ten goals from his first nine appearances since his £75million signing, to break the record set by club great Sir Bobby Charlton, who scored nine in nine games.
Anthony Martial also impressed providing both crosses for Lukaku’s goals and scoring a penalty, whilst Henrikh Mkhitaryan also got on the score sheet.
It could have ended worse for CSKA had substitute Konstantin Kuchayev not scored a 90th-minute consolation for the hosts.
Paul Pogba was sidelined for this match alongside Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick. Whilst Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia, who are yet to miss a minute in the Premier League this season, were also left at home.
Although Mourinho heaped praise on the 24-year-old, both he and Lukaku acknowledged the whole team’s efforts after the match.
“It’s a great achievement but it’s only possible with a good team,” said Mourinho.
“Without a good team it’s not possible and the team is playing well. But they are amazing numbers for Romelu. He’s humble and wants to learn and improve all the time.
“I think the ambition is there and I trust he can keep performing for us.
“For the team confidence is good, because six points in two matches in the Champions League puts us in a good position.
“But we have to keep our feet on the ground, stay humble and follow our direction because we’re having a very good start to the season.”
Despite playing and scoring against Real Madrid in the European Super Cup, Lukaku still needs to prove himself by scoring big in big games.