Mourinho Defends Lukaku’s Muted Celebration
Jose Mourinho Defends Romelu Lukaku’s Muted Celebration
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended Romelu Lukaku’s decision to not celebrate his goal in the Red Devils' 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
The Belgium international found the back of the net with a brilliant header in the first half, after Marcus Rashford picked him out with an inch-perfect cross.
After the match, Mourinho was asked by reporter Geoff Shreeves about Lukaku’s dull goal celebration.
"I didn't celebrate too - and nobody was happier than me," Mourinho told Sky Sports.
"I'm happy with the victory but, 15 years ago, I look at myself - how I used to celebrate goals. With maturity, you control your emotions better. Unless you score a winning goal in the last stage of the game.
"But basically, Romelu had the fact he was a happy kid at West Brom. He was given the conditions to have the evolution he had, so maybe at the back of the mind it was his love for the club."
The 24-year-old has made 26 appearances for the Old Trafford club this season, scoring 15 goals and assisting in a further four more.
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