Jamie Carragher has praised Romelu Lukaku for his brilliant performances in the last few games for Manchester United, and noted his goal against Chelsea and his general play against Liverpool has been a huge boost for the player and the club.
The Belgian has of course been questioned in the past for his ability to score goals in the biggest of games, and in the last few weeks, he seems to have put that firmly to bed.
Carragher spoke with Sky Sports and said:“He’s always been questioned in the big games about getting goals.
“I think the Chelsea game and today, he’s been outstanding in both games. He wasn’t involved so much in the second half but his involvement in the two goals today, and the ones he created and scored against Chelsea.
“He had to prove he could deliver in big games. Up until these last few weeks he hadn’t, even though he had plenty of goals.
“But I think that will go a long way in terms of pushing Lukaku to the forefront in terms of how they think a Manchester United centre-forward should perform.”
Another player everyone was talking about following the game was of course the performance of Marcus Rashford and the goals he scored – with the forward showing he can play in a Mourinho side, with his work rate impressive along with his clinical finishing, something that Mourinho has spoken about in the past, noting the player needs to convert the chances he is getting in the side.
With huge games coming up for United and Paul Pogba out for an unspecified amount of time, Mourinho may well turn to Rashford, who has found his chances few and far between since the turn of the year.