Manchester United news: Finally! Lukaku ends Old Trafford goal drought as he scores first in 997 minutes

Romelu Lukaku ended his Old Trafford goal drought against Fulham on Saturday.

The Belgium international had failed to score in 997 minutes of action, but found the net against the Premier League‘s bottom club.

Lukaku’s last home goal came against Swansea City, now in the Championship, in March.

United won that game 2-0, with Alexis Sanchez also on the scoresheet, and his latest home strike also appears set to come in a victory.

The Belgium international’s goal was the third in his side’s game, with Ashley Young and Juan Mata netting the first two.

Lukaku had scored five goals prior to the encounter with the Cottagers, scoring once in a 3-2 defeat to Brighton at the Amex Stadium, twice in a 2-0 win at Burnley and once in a 2-1 beating of Watford at Vicarage Road.

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Mata’s strike set a record, too, with the Spain international hitting his 50th goal in the Premier League.

He thus joins former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, Manchester City midfielder David Silva, ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa and the combative forward’s former team-mate Cesc Fabregas as the only Spaniards to hit that mark.

More to follow…

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