Romelu Lukaku has taken a swipe at a section of Manchester United supporters by thanking his “real fans” after netting for Belgium.
Gaffer Jose Mourinho was recently forced to defend the misfiring hitman as Lukaku looks to end a seven game goal drought for the Red Devils.
The £75million summer signing hasn’t found the net in a United shirt since his strike against Crystal Palace at the end of September.
But the 24-year-old somehow managed to find his scoring touch for Belgium – albeit with a bit of luck.
Lukaku found some space in the box and nudged in a cross using his thigh in their emphatic 3-3 draw with Mexico.
He then scored yet again in the 70th minute to salvage a draw before taking to Instagram to share a picture of him celebrating.
Alongside the image was the caption: “Big thank you to all my teammates and the real fans out there for the messages!”
At the end of last month Mourinho said Lukaku was “untouchable in my team” before saying “I have to protect my players when I feel they deserve it.”
Lukaku started the season in red-hot form by scoring 16 goals in his first 13 games for club and country.
It led to a chant amongst the Red Devil supporters where United urged supporters to refrain from singing a song about the star striker’s penis.