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Lukaku: Why I Joined Man Utd

Romelu Lukaku: Why I Joined Manchester United

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 10, 2017 09:03 AM @KurtLaduma

New Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku has revealed the main reason for his move to the Red Devils.

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The Belgian had a chance to play under Jose Mourinho when he returned to Chelsea from a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion in 2013, but left for Everton in the same transfer window. 

Lukaku now has the opportunity to work with the Portuguese manager again, which he explained has been a dream of his before he was even a teenager.   

"Mourinho is a guy who I wanted to play for since I was 10 years old, so now to have the opportunity to work under him again is great," he told ESPN.

"We've been in contact. He explained to me how the club was like, what he expects from me.

"You know, we were together under different circumstances. Obviously, the first time when I met him, I was still a young kid, and I was eager to play. And he understood my decision why I left at the time. I returned on the pitch.

"Now I'm 24. I'm a grown man. He sees the maturity that has grown throughout the years, so I'm really thankful for the opportunity he gave me again.

"For me, I think it's the perfect opportunity. I'm 24. I never won a major trophy, but I'm eager to win something and to be part of a team that wins trophies, and I think he's the right guy to help me in that."

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The 24-year-old has scored 85 Premier League goals in his career so far, and has also represented Belgium 59 times, scoring 23 times so far.

Do you think Mourinho will get the best out of Lukaku next season? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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lopi Joined: 02 Nov 2014
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lopi Jul 10, 2017 05:03 PM
Ok cool
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Mongstarr Jul 10, 2017 03:30 PM
Staggering statistic. Lethal striker.
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Iminald Khosified Jul 10, 2017 02:24 PM
One of my favourite player I wish him gud luck at Old Tratford
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24?
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rasehlwa kola Jul 10, 2017 10:44 AM
Gud signing for ManU
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Jul 10, 2017 10:35 AM
Good acquisition for the red devels
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T T Larry Jul 10, 2017 10:08 AM
Welcome home boi hope you will score and bring us trophies more especially the Premier league
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T T Larry Joined: 23 Sep 2015
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T T Larry Jul 10, 2017 10:07 AM
Lol He wanted to play with Morinho since he was 10 wooooowww
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MR E Jul 10, 2017 10:04 AM
He will score goals 4 united!
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 10, 2017 09:39 AM
Obvious Lukaku is a good player therefore he will add sumthng good to the team
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Andile_s Jul 10, 2017 09:36 AM
all the best Romelo Lukaku✌✌✌
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Poviedj Jul 10, 2017 09:35 AM
Welcome home poi
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Emildo12 Jul 10, 2017 09:14 AM
True with Man U, I'll have the opportunity to win the league,champions league good move

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