Man United fans are tearing into Michael Owen for his bizarre criticism of Romelu Lukaku v CSKA

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It was yet another happy return to the Champions League for Manchester United as they easily dispatched of Russian side CSKA Moscow 4-1.

Jose Mourinho's side barely had to step out of second gear to achieve victory and they were 3-0 up before the half hour mark.

Anthony Martial was arguably the star of the match as the French international seized his opportunity after he was picked ahead of Marcus Rashford.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was also easy on the eye and £75m summer signing Romelu Lukaku continued to find the back of the net for the Red Devils, scoring a first half brace to take his tally for the season to 10 goals in just nine games.

The former Everton man has been a revelation at United, filling the huge void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

If anything, Mourinho's side have improved with the 24-year-old leading the line.

Lukaku seems to have it all, pace, power, clinical finishing and has shown some impressive link up play with the likes of Martial and Mkhitaryan.

But, BT Sport pundit Michael Owen was fairly vocal on the panel last night, slamming Lukaku for his 'average' movement on the pitch.

CSKA Moskva v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League

Safe to say, United fans were not happy and they duly took to Twitter to show their outrage.


They're not happy. It's a very strange criticism from Owen, particularly when it is noticeable how Lukaku's movement as a striker has already further improved in Mourinho's silky attacking system.

Nevertheless, Owen does have some faith in Lukaku and has actually set the United man a scoring target for the season.


He said on BT that he will be surprised if the prolific Belgian does not reach 30 goals in all competitions this season.

CSKA Moskva v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League

To be fair, he's already a third of the way there.

United legend Roy Keane was also full of praise for Lukaku over on ITV, suggesting that the summer signing was a 'bargain' at £75m.

"He’s a good player, a good age, he knows the Premier League," he said, per Daily Mail.


"He was a bargain at £75m. He’s got off to a good start, and seems like a decent character.

"You look at his record at Everton, and he’s gone to a much better team. It’s so obvious he’s going to get 25-30 goals this season."

However, he didn't get to carried away, adding: "The big tests for Lukaku will come in the big games. United haven’t had to play anyone big yet, while you can only beat what’s in front of you.

Manchester United v Everton - Premier League

"The big test for all United strikers is whether he can score the big goals in the big games."

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