Mourinho has already made me better player-Lukaku
Manchester United’s club-record signing arrived from Everton earlier this month in a £75million deal, charged with the responsibility of leading a new-look attack.
The Belgium international scored his first for goal his new club during Monday’s 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake and believes he is already benefiting from Mourinho’s tutelage.
‘He knows what I can bring to the team and he’s someone who is pushing me,’ he said.
‘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.
‘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.’
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‘I think it’s just nice for him. But not important for me,’ Mourinho said, after the 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake.
‘When he came for the water before he scored the goal, I told him, “I love everything you do on the pitch, don’t be worried about scoring or not scoring, because it’s not important.
‘He holds the ball so well, he plays one touch, two touch so well. He assists, he moves, he gets behind people, he attacks crosses, he works when the team loses the ball, he presses well.
‘I like everything he does, and for me he is easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago or something like that. His evolution was great. He is now a top striker. The goal is just a detail, not important.’
After being discarded by Chelsea and Mourinho, Lukaku established himself in the Premier League with West Brom and Everton, scoring at least 10 league goals in each of his four seasons at Goodison Park, but believes he can hit new heights at Old Trafford.