Lukaku injured himself with his touch.

Romelu Lukaku took another terrible first touch during Southampton 2-2 Man Utd

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After securing qualification into the last-16 of the Champions League in midweek, Jose Mourinho would have been hoping his Manchester United could now pick up their domestic form.

The first opportunity to do that was during their trip to relegation-threatened Southampton.

However, after just 20 minutes, United found themselves 2-0 down at St. Mary’s.

First, Stuart Armstrong fired the home side ahead then, seven minutes later, Cedric doubled their free with a terrific free-kick.

But by half-time, United were level.

Romelu Lukaku scored his first Premier League goal since September 15, a drought lasting 78 days.

Then Ander Herrera equalised with a cheeky flick after fine work from Marcus Rashford.


Surely United would go on and win the match in the second-half.

But they didn’t.

It ended 2-2 with United hardly putting Southampton under any pressure after the break.

And despite breaking his goal drought, there was a very embarrassing moment for Lukaku.

Southampton FC v Manchester United - Premier League

In injury-time, United had the chance to counter-attack when the ball fell to Lukaku.

However, the Belgian striker - who is often mocked for his poor first touch - took, well, a poor first touch.

In fact, it was so poor that he managed to injure himself in the process.


Take a look:

Oh wow.

That’s pretty embarrassing, isn’t it?

During United's late 1-0 win against Young Boys, Lukaku produced a similarly terrible touch that went viral.

Check it out here

United’s draw leaves them six points behind Chelsea, who now have a game in hand of them.

Meanwhile, they’re already 16 points behind Manchester City - not that it really matters anymore…

Stuart Armstrong
Cedric Alves Soares
Marcus Rashford
Jose Mourinho
Ander Herrera
Premier League
Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United

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