‘Mourinho has made me Better in Just One Week’ – Lukaku

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With the shrewdness of the Romelu Lukaku deal still in question, the striker reckons Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made him a better player – after just one week.

After his staggering £75m switch from Everton, Lukaku scored his first goal for United in a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on the second game of their US tour.

And the big no 9 believes there have been vital additions to his game since being reunited with his former Chelsea boss Mourinho, DailyStar writes.

“He (Mourinho) knows what I can bring to the team and he’s someone who is pushing me,” Lukaku said.

Lukaku opened his United account

“I push myself too, but he makes me a better player.

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

“He said I had to keep doing what I’m doing.

“I’m happy for my goal. There’s 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.

“I’m very happy now. This is the move I wanted.

“I have to make sure that I stay focused and have the same ambition I’ve always had and work hard, that’s the key to success.”

Lukaku’s move to Old Trafford remains contentious with many – including former United stars –questioning the huge amount splashed on him.

He only has to do one thing to silence the critics – bang in the goals.

Emmanuel Offor

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