Romelu Lukaku and Jose Mourinho have had their ups and downs, but Lukaku has insisted all that is behind them and the Portuguese manager was a determining factor in his decision to join United.
When asked if Mourinho was decisive, the Belgian replied: ‘Yeah, he was. To be fair, when I was starting to learn stuff about the game I knew that he was the manager I wanted to play for if I ever had the chance’, he told NBC’s Beyond The Pitch.
He spoke about their time at Chelsea together: ‘I had the opportunity to work under him when I was 20 at Chelsea. It didn’t go how I expected it to happen but we have moved on from there’. He pledges his allegiance to his new boss: ‘We have a brilliant relationship. He knows that I will go through a brick wall for him’.
‘I am really excited to work under him and to improve. I want to challenge for trophies and be in the dressing room with great players but also great characters. It is something that I wanted and it is going to help me to get better’, Lukaku insisted.