Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku breaks Belgium goalscoring record at the age of 24
Romelu Lukaku has become Belgium’s all-time record goalscorer at the age of 24.
The Manchester United striker scored the only goal in Belgium’s win over Japan on Tuesday night to move above Bernard Voorhoof and Paul Vam Himst with 31 international goals.
Lukaku, who made his debut for Belgium in 2010 as a 16-year-old, scored ten goals in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign – another record for his country.
Despite failing to score in seven consecutive games for Manchester United, Lukaku enjoyed a sensational start to his career at Old Trafford after leaving Everton in the summer.
The £70million signing scored ten goals in his first ten games for the Red Devils and was instrumental as Jose Mourinho’s side battled rivals Man City for top spot in the Premier League.
Lukaku ended his seven-game goal drought against Mexico on Friday night and said after the entertaining 3-3 draw: ‘It’s a relief but I knew it would come.
‘I feel great to be honest. I was born to score. I don’t think many strikers of my generation have as many goals as me. I am like a leopard in the box.’
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