JUAN MATA knew Romelu Lukaku would be a success at Manchester United, but didn’t expect the striker to start so well
EXPRESS - David Wright
Lukaku has hit the ground running at Manchester United following hid £75million move from Everton in the summer.
The 24-year-old has bagged seven goals in as many Premier League outings as United sit joint-top of the table, putting him one ahead of Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Alvaro Morata in the scoring charts.
And Mata, who has also been key for the Reds Devils so far this season, admits he did not expect Lukaku to have taken to life at Old Trafford so early on.
"It's a lot of goals, especially when you come to a new environment," Mata said of the Belgium international.
"I knew he would score a lot but I didn't know he would do it so quick, that's true.
"He gives a lot more to the team, too, but for a striker it's important to score, especially when you see other strikers are scoring and I believe that is what he feels.
"He has started really well and he has been a key part to our good start to the season.
“And he's a good lad, a very humble lad and everyone likes him in the dressing room so we are happy for him."http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/861538/Manchester-United-Juan-Mata-Romelu-Lukaku-Premier-League-News