Romelu Lukaku’s whipped shot just seconds after he came off the bench helped United kill the game against Newcastle, who had nearly stuffed out the Red Devils at St James’ Park.
It makes it four wins in a trot for United who had been dipping deeper in crisis before José Mourinho got the axe and was replaced by former club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The boss echoed that a top four finish was the aim, and fetching as many points as possible was the plan.
And all Belgian Lukaku had to do was pounce on a rasping shot from Marcus Rashford that was poorly collected by Martin Dubraka, to make it 2-0 on the night for United.
Lukaku’s goal, just few seconds after his introduction has been widely regarded as a extra ordinary, more like a “super sub.”
Finding space and converting that chance has left questions on the lips of fans and the media.
But the striker has revealed how he managed to get on the scoresheet just few seconds after he was brought in.
“You have to be ready, that’s what the manager asked of me before the game, and I just tried to help the team,” Lukaku told Sky Sports.
He added that he had seen Rashford set piece and understood how to get behind the ball just in time to slot home for United.