Lukaku breaks United record without kicking a ball

| 14th Jul 2017

Lukaku breaks United record without kicking a ball

Romelu Lukaku is yet to make a Manchester United appearance, yet our new arrival from Everton has already carved out a small piece of history by breaking a club social media record.

Saturday morning’s tweet that announced a transfer fee had been agreed with Everton is now @ManUtd’s most retweeted post of all time, with over 93,000 fans sharing it on Twitter.

The previous record was held by Lukaku’s friend Paul Pogba and the first official photo of him wearing the United kit following his return to Old Trafford last summer (with over 88K retweets).

Meanwhile, on the club’s Instagram account, the same Lukaku announcement (transfer fee agreed) is now also our second-most liked post of all time with over 869,000 likes. That is just behind the trophy-lift photo from the successful UEFA Europa League final in Stockholm, Sweden, back in May.


“For me, he is the ideal fit for Manchester United when you consider Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney have left the football club,” Dwight Yorke told MUTV in Los Angeles. “Based on performances over the last three seasons, he has been one of the most consistent and best strikers in England.

“I think he will be a credit to the club,” the Treble-winner continued. “I have no doubt that he will bring something totally different. He just has to be himself and enjoy being at Manchester United. He doesn’t need to do anything differently. Okay, he is at a club that is always under scrutiny and you cannot get away with things here, but he can forgot about that. He just has to play and enjoy himself on the pitch.”