Manchester United fans react to Romelu Lukaku's stunning performance against Brazil

Vincent Kompany

Manchester United fans react to Romelu Lukaku's stunning performance against Brazil

"Maybe because at club level he's always at the end of an assist or at the end of a goal and then it's easy to bring a highlight out of Kevin De Bruyne", Martinez said to Goal.

Brazil boss Tite has revealed Manchester United's newest signing, Fred, was not afforded game time at the World Cup due to an injury which impacted his match fitness.

The Citizens will hope to welcome their defender back from Russian Federation in the hopes they can start preparing him for the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign, but it won't be until Brazil's World Cup involvement in Russian Federation is at an end. "So for us, it's certainly going to be a good test to see where we stand as a team".

Fortunately for the Selecao, Belgium has a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup. "Naturally, we want to win but we are not expected to and that is an important difference".

Can Belgium's defenders stop Brazil's attacking arsenal?

The most talented Belgium team for decades face the ultimate test on Friday when they take on the five-time winners in Kazan for a place in the semi-finals.

If it was a rude ending for the traveling fans of the three powers, they at least got the chance to spend some time in Kazan, an elegant city that must rank among the more surprising secrets Russian Federation has revealed to the world during the tournament. If it becomes a match of individual performances we've got no chance.

The criticism comes after Tite failed to replace Fred in the final 23-man squad as he had up until 24 hours prior to Brazil's first appearance in the tournament to make a change, a game which came ten days following the United man's injury. And can Gareth Southgate's incredible power of seduction help England win the World Cup?

"I think the individual talent is quite a big weapon for both teams", he said. If you look, you see how much he's been participating collectively, taking up the ball, taking up space.

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