Goals a relief for Lukaku

12 November 2017 12:39:27 EST

Romelu Lukaku admitted to a sense of relief after his mini goal drought ended in Belgium's 3-3 draw with Mexico, though he says he never doubted his ability in front of goal.

Lukaku, 24, netted two second-half goals as Belgium drew with Mexico in a friendly at King Baudouin Stadium. The Manchester United forward has gone seven games without registering for his club.

Lukaku made an impressive start at United following his summer move from Everton but the goals have proved harder to come by lately.

I don't think many strikers of my generation have as many goals as me.

Romelu Lukaku

Confidence isn't a problem for the Red Devils frontman, who says he was 'born to score goals'.

"Yes, it's a relief but I knew it would come," he said. "I feel great to be honest.

"I was born to score. I don't think many strikers of my generation have as many goals as me. I am like a leopard in the box."

Reports suggested Lukaku wasn't happy with a lack of creativity from his United teammates in last weekend's defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and he admits they have allowed their standards to slip after a bright start.

"Lately we haven't performed like we did at the start of the season," he said.

"We started by blowing teams away, being dominant and creating chances, but in the last few weeks we didn't play at the same level and that made it more difficult for me.

"That's the sort of thing you have to go through in the season, but now there are players coming back from injury and hopefully we can deliver performances even better than at the start of the season."

Manchester United are 14/1 to win the Premier League this season, while Lukaku is 9/2 to finish the season as leading goalscorer in England's top flight.

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