I deserve more respect for scoring record, says Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku

I deserve more respect for scoring record, says Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku

The Blues took a 32nd-minute lead through Willian before Lukaku equalised seven minutes later with his first EPL goal against a top-eight team. I want to win.

However, the visitors weren't in front for long as their former striker, Romelu Lukaku, equalised.

"The best crosses can come from centre-forwards because they know exactly what they want; Alan Shearer was a fantastic crosser of the ball", says Scowcroft. I want to win trophies.

You lose a real feel for the competition having to go backwards and forwards to the two sets of games and any edge from the first legs will be lost because of the long gap to the second tie. "It's not going to be easy but it's a nice challenge".

"For United, that was a big, big win", he told Sky Sports. He didn't overtly celebrate the goal against a club where he played from 2011-14 and almost joined again last summer.

Morata scored the only goal when the sides last met in November a year ago, but is now without a goal in two months as a lack of fitness and form has derailed his first season in England.

"Overall, I think we do have a good record and have over a number of years", Smalling added. Regardless, the result would indubitably sting a bit for Antonio Conte, as they have dropped further down the table, making it more hard to ensure the Champions League qualification spot this term. I don't listen to it [the criticism].

"I think considering sort of how close we are in the table, I think it gives them a massive blow and us a lift".

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Asked what it will take to earn the respect he wants, he replied: "If I win".

"I think obviously we've been second for quite a while and that needs to be our bare minimum", Smalling said as he declared United's ambitions for the season.

"I started playing when I was 16".

The Belgian insists he does not regret his decision to join United instead of his former club Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

"No, no, no", he said.

"When I make a choice it's with my head and my heart". Managers of his calibre don't always get it right but I suspect this was his way of getting a reaction from Pogba because he is not completely satisfied that he is fulfilling his full potential at Old Trafford. I think you can get in a race with him but you can't out-muscle him.

"We had to be organised, everybody had to follow the game plan and have spirit".

"So we beat a very good team. The second half they tried to have more possession, we tried as well but it was a bit harder - so it was a more equal game".