Lukaku predicted that Sanchez would score against Arsenal

Lukaku predicted Sanchez to score

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku told Alexis Sanchez that he would score against his former club Arsenal in the FA Cup. The pair worked together a move and the latter scored from it to silence the booing Gunners fans.

The Belgian played on the right-hand side of a three-man attack and opened the Gunners defence on the counter. He produced a lovely reverse pass for Sanchez to score the first goal, before providing another assist to Jesse Lingard two minutes later.

Lukaku was speaking to MUTV post-match, he was asked about Sanchez. The forward said: “I told him yesterday in training, ‘Listen, you’re going to score tomorrow’.

I said to him I’d give him the ball as long as he ran inside if I couldn’t shoot. I said to him, ‘Just run in and I’ll find you’.  I think you could see when I got the ball I was looking for him and he made the right run and the finish for him was incredible.

“We knew they would leave space for me and Alexis with the full-backs pushing on so it would end up being 3 v 3 or 3 v 2 and we had a lot of moments when we could have countered better, especially in the second half. I think we could have scored two or three more goals to be honest, but 3-1 at Arsenal is very good.”

Lukaku was named the man of the match as a result of supplying two assists. Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1 to move into the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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