Manchester United Football Club takes on Liverpool at the weekend, in a game that could cement the Red Devils’ place as second in the Premier League table.
Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated clash, Manchester United’s in-form man, Romelu Lukaku, has had a sit-down with Thierry Henry; Belgium’s national team coach.
Amongst the topic of discussion was Lukaku’s desire to win trophies, while explaining why he feels like Mourinho’s on-field ‘sergeant’.
“I think the manager in his mind thinks that I’m like his sergeant on the pitch, and that’s strange for a striker because it’s usually the midfielders,” he told Henry, for Sky Sports.
“I’ve always worked hard and I’m grateful but at the end of the day, I’m a striker and I have to score goals.
“He has been really good but I think he knows I have that soldier mentality.
“I think the work rate I am delivering to the team is a lot and he knows he can come to me whenever. I will always put the team first ahead of myself and that’s something I told him, I said ‘the team is the most important thing’.
“The desire to win is bigger than ever since I came to this club, because I always wanted to win and to chase trophies. I always put that in front of my personal objectives and he knows that, and I think that’s the reason why I’m playing all the time.”
In all honesty, I’ve been extremely impressed with Lukaku’s work-rate and overall energy. From minute one to ninety he absolutely works his socks off for the cause, chasing down every loose ball while always trying to hurry and harass the opposing defenders.
The biggest compliment you can pay the 24-year-old is that the manager trusts him wholeheartedly. Making the step up from Everton could have been tough for Lukaku, but he’s been immense since day one and it all stems from his top-class attitude.
In his last Old Trafford outing, Lukaku scored his first goal against a top-six opposition and no doubt he’ll be looking to repeat that feat against Liverpool. With 23 goals and seven assists already to his name, don’t be surprised to see him add to that extremely impressive tally.
Trophies are his main aim, and although the Premier League title has already gone, he’s a real opportunity to scoop either the FA Cup or Champions League winners medals. Heck, why not both?!