Belgium international Romelu Lukaku has thanked Michael Carrick for transforming him into a better player during the second half of last season. The 24-year-old joined United on a £75m deal from Everton last summer and despite his mid-season struggles, he ended the campaign on a good note with 29 goals across all competitions.
Lukaku was the undisputed first-choice striker for United during the course of the 2017/18 season but he would undoubtedly be disappointed towards the ending where he has succumbed to an unfortunate ankle injury. The issue hampered his chances of participating for United during the month of May and he was only a late substitute during the FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea.
Despite this, Lukaku has moved on quickly from his disappointment and he is currently in fine form for the Belgium national team ahead of the summer World Cup. The marksman scored a stunning brace during the 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia before drawing blank in a 0-0 draw against Portugal. Since then, he has found the scoresheet in a 2-0 triumph over Egypt and he appears to have reclaimed his goalscoring touch ahead of the Russia trip.