Jose Mourinho has lauded Lukaku’s performance in the 2-1 Super Cup loss to Madrid, despite the striker missing an open goal.
Los Blancos claimed victovictory in Skopje, thanks to goals from Casemiro and Isco, who was named man of the match.
Lukaku scored just after the hour to reduce the deficit, having already missed a clear chance earlier.
“He tried, and of course he missed his chance with an open goal but he scored his goal,” Mourinho told a news conference.
“He had a good fight against two good central defenders and I’m happy with his period and I’m happy with the way he fits into – I’m not tired to repeat – an amazing group.”