Romelu Lukaku has given his first interview after joining Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
He has been officially confirmed after agreeing a £75million fee with Everton, and after completing personal terms and a medical, has joined up with the rest of the squad for the pre-season tour.
The Man United squad have flown out to Los Angeles while Paul Pogba and Lukaku have been training out in America all week, working hard ahead of the tour.
Speaking about his move, Lukaku discussed why he always wanted to make the Old Trafford move.
“I would say, ‘Who would say no to the biggest club in the world?’,” he said.
“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.
“Now it’s time to work hard, work harder than I ever did before. I’m willing to do it. Hopefully, it will come a good way.”
“This is an opportunity that I’ve always wanted since I was a child.
“When [Manchester United] came calling, I didn’t have to think twice. So I’m really delighted to hopefully be part of their history.
“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.”
He’s a brilliant player and I can’t wait to see him in action at United. The tour will be a great time for him to build chemistry with the squad and build on his form.