Kevin de Bruyne expects Lukaku to score 25 goals for Manchester United

CARSON CA- JULY 15 Paul Pogba #6 and Romelo Lukaku #9 of Manchester United leave the field after warming up before the match against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Stub Hub Center

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The Belgian's second pre-season goal for the club came as he beat new City goalkeeper Ederson to a long pass from Paul Pogba, rounding the £34m Brazilian and firing home from a hard angle first time - a sign of a player high on confidence. "I couldn't be happier that we could sign him before the pre-season because these ten days of work with his team-mates is fantastic for his understanding".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he is still experimenting with his squad ahead of next season.

"Over the next six, seven or eight years, United will hopefully have a great centre-forward in Romelu Lukaku". He was so late to the ball that he couldn't even make an attempt to stop Lukaku, whose finish brilliantly from a tight angle.

The game unfortunately lost its ebb and flow in the second half following a raft of changes made by both sides, but Man United were able to take away a morale-boosting win over their rivals. The excitement is off the charts, and the beginning of the pre-season has slowly started to get everyone into the footballing mood all over again.

However, after all said and done, these two are among the massive deals that have taken the Premier League by storm so far, and the battle between the two star strikers is probably going to be the biggest in the 2017-18 season.

The Portuguese reiterated the sentiment on Thursday after the 2-0 win, while admitting that he didn't know of United's progress in the pursuit of their other targets. Kolarov's looming exit heightens speculation that City are close to signing Monaco fullback Benjamin Mendy.

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As the game wore on, Guardiola's men probed more though they were to end it behind due to Ederson's mistakes.

The brightest spot for City in this game was the performance of seventeen-year-old Stockport born midfielder Phil Foden.

"Romelu is strong on the ball but also when making runs and finishing chances". He also passed the ball very well and showed an uncanny ability to get past opponents.

At such a young age, he has a real chance of breaking into the first team.

Blimey, what is it with City 'keepers and an inability to judge distances properly? This was a very encouraging first outing.

He scored 25 Premier League goals for Everton in the Premier League last season, and would have become the top scorer if not for a remarkable 8 goals in the last 3 matches by Harry Kane, who topped the stakes by netting 29.

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