Romelu Lukaku is no stranger to wearing a Manchester United, but how has the Chelsea striker fared against his former club?
Romelu Lukaku spent more than a month on the sidelines, following an ankle injury during ChelseaChampions League match with Malmö on October 20.
However, the summer signing had recovered enough to take his place on the substitute bench against Juventus by midweek, an indication that he is getting closer to full form.
Barring a setback this week, the 28-year-old is set to be among the substitutes again for the Premier League game against the former club Manchester United Sunday afternoon.
Ahead of the highly anticipated meeting at Stamford Bridge, Sporty Taupe take a look at how Lukaku has performed against the Red Devils before.
Lukaku’s only appearances against United have come representing English clubs, meaning he hasn’t faced the Northwest Giants since leaving in 2019.
Nine of his 12 outings came while representing Everton, and many will be surprised he never scored against United while playing for the Toffees.
In fact, Lukaku’s three strikes against United came in the same game, a game that came at the end of the 2012-13 campaign when he was on loan at West Bromwich Albion.
While the game is known to be Sir Alex fergusonThe last game in history at the helm of Manchester United, Lukaku stole the show with a second-half hat-trick at the Hawthorns, which earned the Baggies a famous 5-5 draw.
Remarkably, Lukaku was only on the pitch for the second half, and his only contribution on nine occasions when he completed the 90 minutes was an assist for Everton in a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. at the end of 2013.
Lukaku finished on the losing side in half of his 12 appearances, helping his respective teams to three wins and three draws in the remaining games.