Lubala has started strongly for the Red Devils, with a remarkable five goals in his first six appearances in all competitions – only Ollie Palmer, Ashley Nathaniel-George and Dominic Poleon reached the five-goal mark throughout the whole of the previous campaign.
Lubala offers an out-ball to the left; he has the willingness to drive past his opposing right-back or run directly at centre-backs and get a shot away in transition, as we saw for his goals against Carlisle and Crewe.
He also has an innate understanding of Crawley’s plan to mix up their set pieces by sometimes going short.
In the opener in the 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe, he provided the sharp movement from a left-sided free-kick that deceived the opposing rear-guard, before firing home the opener.
Then, in Tuesday night’s impressive 1-0 EFL Cup victory over Norwich, it was in fact Lubala himself who took the corner short, before Nathan Ferguson laid it back for the attacking midfielder to finish off the routine.