Lukaku looking forward to Zlatan competition
Romelu Lukaku was speaking to reporters at International duty and had his say on the possible competition for the starting spot in the second half of the season.
Lukaku stated that he doesn’t fear his Old Trafford teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and relishes the prospect of lining up with up with the Big Swede come January. Lukaku highlighted the importance of such an inspirational figurehead with a winning personality returning to the fold.
“I said to Zlatan I hoped he would be back. We need his personality,”
“He will bring many qualities to the team, and help us in our goal of winning the title. I don’t fear the competition as a striker, or Zlatan.”
“Things are going really well for me at United, the pre-season was good and it helped knowing a lot of the players before arriving.”
“The manager has helped me a lot to settle quickly, so it has all been very positive. I am now with a coach that I have wanted to play with for a long time, since I was 11 years of age. And with him we are looking to do something special.”
Lukaku has been in great form for club and country so far this season, scoring three goals in his first three Premier League outings for United and four in two games for Belgium, including a hat-trick in the 9-0 win against Gibraltar on Thursday.
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