Premier League: Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku says Jose Mourinho will push him to become better

Manchester United's new striker Romelu Lukaku said he signed for the club because of head coach Jose Mourinho who he felt will 'push him' to become a better footballer.

IANS July 19, 2017 20:46:11 IST
Premier League: Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku says Jose Mourinho will push him to become better

Houston: Manchester United's new striker Romelu Lukaku said he signed for the club because of head coach Jose Mourinho who he felt will "push him" to become a better footballer.

United signed Belgian Lukaku from Everton for a reported transfer fee of 75 million pounds earlier in July.

Premier League Manchester Uniteds Romelu Lukaku says Jose Mourinho will push him to become better

Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku on a five-year contract. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ManUtd

"He knows what I can bring to the team and he's someone who is pushing me. I push myself too, but he makes me a better player," Lukaku was quoted as saying by ESPN FC on Tuesday.

"I think I learned a lot from him in the last week and I'm glad I can work with him."

United are in the US on a pre-season tour and will play arch-rivals in the English Premier League Manchester City on Thursday.

Lukaku scored his first goal following his move from Everton in a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Monday.

"I'm happy for my goal. There is still a lot of work to do, as a team we know we need to be much better.

"But I'm glad I'm here because you really see it's a big club and that was the challenge I wanted," Lukaku said.

Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea at the start of the 2013-14 season when Lukaku was also with the club. Chelsea wanted his signature badly this time as well but United pulled off a coup.

Lukaku though said his first choice was always United.

"I am very happy now. This is the job I wanted. I have to make sure that I stay focused and have the same ambition I've always had. And just work hard, that's the key to success."

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