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Romelu Lukaku explains his passionate taunting celebration Vs Greece

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Romelu Lukaku is loving life right now.

The Manchester United forward has made a blistering start to his career at Old Trafford with four goals in his opening four games in all competitions, and he has carried his form over onto the international stage.

The £75 million man leads the line for Belgium, currently one of the most talented national teams in the world.

They became the sixth team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next summer after defeating Greece 2-1 in their Group H qualifying encounter to take their record to seven wins and one draw in eight games.

The defeat leaves Greece one point behind Bosnia & Herzegovina with two games left to play and, but Bosnia have to face Belgium yet while Greece have Cyprus and Gibraltar.

Following Lukaku's late winner against Greece, the forward reeled off and cupped his ears towards the crowd, eliciting a rather hostile reaction from the home fans.

Why did he do that? Because he shut them up? Lukaku revealed after the game the real reason.

"The defender was irritating. Both verbally and physically. But I don’t care. I won and he lost," Lukaku told Belgian newspaper DH after the game.

But it wasn't just his marker that got on his last nerve, the fans bothered him too.

"Because they were also irritating me," Lukaku said, explaining his celebration.

"I had lasers in my eyes, but I expected it. What is the most fun in football is to win matches that take place under such conditions.

"I first prayed on my knees and thanked God for everything he did for my team and for me, and then I called my mum. It’s better to celebrate this qualification modestly rather than euphorically, as if we were world champions."

Belgium have a stacked squad from top to bottom that has every chance of going all the way in Russia next year and if Lukaku's form this season is anything to go by, the Golden Boot may be in his sights too.

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