Lukaku & De Gea secure best ever seasons in Man Utd win

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The striker netted in the second half of Wednesday's game at Bournemouth while the goalkeeper kept another clean sheet, both setting personal bests

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has set a new career high for goals in a season.

Lukaku netted in the second half of Wednesday's 2-0 win over Bournemouth, his 27th strike in all competitions in 2017-18. 

The Belgium international set his previous career best last season by scoring 26 goals with Everton, all but one of which came in the Premier League. 

Following the 2016-17 campaign, Lukaku joined Man Utd for an initial fee of £75 million.

Lukaku's strikes have been more spread out this season, with 16 coming in the league, five apiece in the FA Cup and Champions League, and one in the UEFA Super Cup. 

Lukaku was joined in setting a personal mark on the day by goalkeeper David de Gea, who posted his 21st clean sheet of the season across all competitions for the club, his best tally for United. 

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The 27-year-old has been in outstanding form for the club all season, with Jose Mourinho's side boasting the second-best defensive record in the Premier League having conceded just 26 goals through 34 matches. 

Only Manchester City (25 goals in 33 matches) have allowed fewer. 

Lukaku and De Gea will both be hoping to add to their season totals on Saturday when Manchester United square off with Tottenham in an FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford. 

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