Jose Mourinho has explained why Romelu Lukaku is an excellent addition at Manchester United, claiming he’s a good player for the squad to play with.
The Portuguese boss completed his £75m move from Everton this summer and he’s instantly repaid that faith with two goals against West Ham last Sunday at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League season.
He links up well with all his attacking squad members, but the Belgian believes he’ll be able to build a solid partnership with the likes of Marcus Rashford up front.
Speaking about the new campaign, Mourinho insists Lukaku will do brilliant but has stayed away from comparisons with Didier Drogba.
“I feel that connection (with Rashford) but I feel that connection with more players,” says the United manager.
“I feel (Anthony) Martial-Romelu is a good connection. I feel (Jesse) Lingard is a good connection, I feel (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan is a good connection.
“I think Romelu is a good player to play with. Okay, a striker lives on numbers, and it was because of Romelu’s numbers (goals) that we paid so much to have him.
“But a striker is not just numbers. It is the way he plays, the solutions he gives, the way he makes others play. I think he’s a good player to play with.
“People like Marcus, Martial, Mkhitaryan to have that target man to play with is very good.
“I don’t like to compare him with Drogba. I think Drogba had a phenomenal career in the Premier League.
“Romelu is having that but he didn’t play yet to win trophies. I don’t think he’s won any trophies in England. I think now he plays regularly in one of the clubs that is going to try to win trophies.”
He’s a proven Premier League goal scorer and it’s exactly what United needed following all of the disappointing draws last season.
His presence in the side injects much more than an attacking threat as he links up play, holds up the ball, creates chances, makes spaces and more importantly scores goals.