Romelu Lukaku first touch, injured, jokes, memes, Southampton v Manchester United, video
Manchester United fans turned on Romelu Lukaku after he injured himself falling over the ball.
The striker was true to form and totally let himself down with his first touch in the 2-2 draw at Southampton.
And furious United fans filled St Mary’s with a booming chant of, ‘what the f***ing hell was that?”
Lukaku stuck out his left leg to control a pass but placed his foot on top of the ball and it went underneath him – much like he did in midweek against Young Boys, when he did not injure himself.
But on this occasion the Belgian then jarred his right knee into the turf and ended up in a crumpled heap during the 84th-minute flashpoint.
He was subbed off just two minutes later by Jose Mourinho, who had Lukaku and Ander Herrera to thank for wiping out Saints’ first two goals through Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares.
And viewers were certain Lukaku did himself damage with his dismal ball control.
One said: “Did I really see Lukaku injure himself through having a lousy first touch? He’s comedy gold!”
Another posted: “Only Lukaku could injure himself trying to control the ball.”
A fellow user said: “Was Watching United And Saw Lukaku Injure himself with his own touch on the ball what a bang average player.”
One comment read: “Lukaku will still injure himself with his useless first touch.”
A fellow user wrote: “Only Lukaku can injure himself by stepping on the ball.”
Another said: “Lukaku first touch is dangerous, how can your first touch injure you.”