Romelu Lukaku nets brace as United cruise past CSKA Moscow

Champions League Group A, VEB Arena - CSKA Moscow 1 (Kuchaev 89') Manchester United 4 (Lukaku 4', 27'; Martial 18' pen; Mkhitaryan 57')

A superb attacking performance from Manchester United, against an admittedly dismal CSKA, leaves them at the top of Group A and very close to qualification.
Within four minutes United were ahead, Romelu Lukaku scoring yet again after combining well with the outstanding Anthony Martial. And a quarter of an hour later Martial doubled their advantage, easily slotting home from the penalty spot after Georgi Schennikov needlessly brought down the also outstanding Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
At 2-0 the game seemed over; at 3-0, it definitely was and just the 26th minute too, Lukaku profiting from two consecutive errors to tap home almost apologetically. United might well have gone on to administer a serious beating, but were denied by the excellence of Igor Akinfeev; they scored just once in the second half, Mkhitaryan following up when Martial’s shot was saved.
Though United kept going until the end - they were chastised by Jose Mourinho for easing up against Basel - they conceded a goal in the final minute, Konstantin Kuchaev finishing well after being fed by the promising Aleksandr Golovin. They'll get over it.
Romelu Lukaku nets brace as United cruise past CSKA Moscow Romelu Lukaku nets brace as United cruise past CSKA Moscow Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 23:39:00 Rating: 5