Default
News Article  | English Premier League

Lukaku: I Asked Zlatan If I Could Take The No. 9 Jersey

Romelu Lukaku: I Asked Zlatan Ibrahimovic If I Could Take The No. 9 Jersey

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 11, 2017 02:41 PM @KeeganKruger

New Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he asked Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s permission before requesting the No. 9 jersey for next season.

Lukaku Explains Pogba's Role In Man Utd Transfer

The Belgian, who sealed his £75 million (R1.3 billion) move to Old Trafford on Monday, played with the No. 10 jersey at Goodison Park, but the 24-year-old has explained the reason for the change.

"I always asked my mother what number, and I used to play with the 10 because my mother's birthday is on Oct. 10, so it's the 10th month of the year,” Lukaku said as quoted by ESPN.

"That's why I played with No. 10. I asked for the number nine because I'm a striker.

"Strikers play with No. 9. It's a nice number, and I asked the permission of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. I want to thank him, as well, for allowing me to wear that number."

Reports: Mourinho Takes A Dig At Wenger's Lacazette Signing

The likes of Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Radamel Falcao, Dimitar Berbatov, Louis Saha, Andy Cole and Brian McClair have all wore the famous No.9 at the Theatre of Dreams.

Do you think Lukaku is going to be a hit at Old Trafford? Have your say in the comments section below. 


18680 views
 
 
 

Related Articles

Comments

Default
RealManUchiefz Joined: 11 Jun 2017
No badges available
Default
RealManUchiefz Jul 12, 2017 01:39 AM
Welcome boi
Default
Rambo kingdom Commando Joined: 29 Jun 2017
No badges available
Default
Rambo kingdom Commando Jul 11, 2017 08:22 PM
King Ibra can take no 10
Default
Mpho Poster Joined: 03 Jul 2016
No badges available
Default
Mpho Poster Jul 11, 2017 06:23 PM
I see him flourishing.
Default
Machine_Gun_Killer Joined: 25 Apr 2012
No badges available
Default
Machine_Gun_Killer Jul 11, 2017 05:35 PM
I have a good feeling about this guy and I think he will do well at old Trafford
Default
T-Man360 Joined: 17 Oct 2016
No badges available
Default
T-Man360 Jul 11, 2017 05:00 PM
Mikhi should wear no.10 since James won't be playing for man united
Default
MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
No badges available
Default
MR E Jul 11, 2017 04:48 PM
He is going to kill many teams with herrera and pogba behind him

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed