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Lukaku: Playing for Mourinho a childhood dream

In an interview with the Premier League Show, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he is living out his childhood dream by playing for José Mourinho this season.

Lukaku, 24, joined the Manchester club his summer from Everton for an initial fee of £75m. It is believed that the Belgian snubbed his former club Chelsea in order to land his move to Old Trafford.

At United, Lukaku has been reunited with former boss Mourinho – the man who sold him at Chelsea.


Having failed to make his mark on the Portuguese in their first stint together, Lukaku is keen to impress the second time around.

“I wanted to play for [Mourinho] since I was 11, when you get another chance you don’t say no. I’m grateful for second opportunity,” Lukaku told the Premier League Show.

“He’s always been the same, a man who wants the best from his players every day. He doesn’t give us a rest on the pitch, he wants us to fight in training and on the pitch and that’s what I like about him.”

“Off the pitch he’s a family man, someone who’ll listen to you. That’s what I like about him.”

The Belgium international also admits that he relishes the opportunity of playing at a club the size of United.

“You know the expectations are really high. I was prepared, just waiting for the opportunity to come,” Lukaku said.

“It’s the biggest club in the world. As soon as I signed for the club I knew what it meant.”

“I wanted this challenge. Everyone’s hungry, everyone wants it. The atmosphere is really good. I’m delighted I’m here.”

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