Romelu Lukaku is eager to put Manchester United back when he feels we belong with two key games coming up after the international break.
United fought back from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford with a late winner from Alexis Sanchez to ease the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho, who was speculated to get the sack at the weekend but that never happened.
Each match is now viewed as a must-win for Mourinho, despite senior club sources denying reports that surfaced on Friday night from The Mirror’s David McDonnell.
The win sent United up to eight spot in the Premier League table – seven points behind rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Next up for The Reds is a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on October 20, and then we welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford as Juventus fly to Manchester for their Champions League group clash.
A heavy defeat in either game is unthinkable at the moment for Mourinho, but Lukaku sounds eager to keep the momentum going and avoid the anxiety he experienced before the Newcastle encounter.
“I can go to Belgium with a cool feeling [after winning],” Romelu told MUTV, as per The Evening Standard.
“But at the end of the day, we are not where I want us [United] to be, so I’m going to go to Belgium, hopefully do well for my country, but knowing that I have two important games for my team coming back.”
“I’m a really bad loser, so coming into the game [against Newcastle], I really was anxious, because I wanted to win.
“Thank God we won the game today and now the important thing with the international break is that nobody gets injured.
“When we come back, we have two important games where, if we have good results, we can move forward.”