Romelu Lukaku explains why he chose to sign for Manchester United

Manchester United look to be on the verge of announcing a deal to bring Romelu Lukaku to the Theatre of Dreams. The 24-year-old striker is the man that Jose Mourinho has turned to, following Zlatan Ibrahimovic being released after suffering ligament damage back in April.

Now the man who scored an impressive 25 Premier League goals last season has given his first official interview since becoming a Red Devil – and proclaimed that the Old Trafford club are the biggest club in the world.

He even goes further than that, by adding that we have the best stadium and fans, and he’s excited about playing for a team that will challenge for every single trophy that is on offer.

“Who would say no to the biggest club in the world?” He told American sports network ESPN.

“Best stadium in England. The best fans. This is the perfect opportunity. I always said I wanted to play for a team that’s challenging for every trophy that there is.”

“I think Manchester United, at the minute, wants to be the dominant team, that dominant force. If you look at their history, it says enough.”

“To become part of a club like them is something that I really wanted. I’m thankful for the opportunity that they gave me.”

“My mind was already set. I gave my word and I don’t look back. I didn’t look back since, and I was already mentally preparing to be part of the team.”

How can you not love this man? It looked for all the world that Chelsea were going to sign him but out of absolutely nowhere, Jose Mourinho swooped. When Manchester United come calling, you simply don’t say no, and I’m so excited to watch him play.

This is a man who knows exactly where the back of the net is and scoring goals was undoubtedly our biggest problem last season. In those tight, close-knit matches were the score is level going into the last 10 minutes, Lukaku will make the world of difference for us.

The scary thing is that he’s still learning and developing his game all the time and he is nowhere near the finished article. Not only have the Red Devils scooped one of the best strikers in the country, he’s only going to get better.

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