X
Follow The Sportsman on Facebook
Football  /

Manchester United Star Romelu Lukaku: ''I Would Run Through A Brick Wall For Jose Mourinho''

Romelu Lukaku has been speaking about his relationship with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
Romelu Lukaku has been speaking about his relationship with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku has fronted up to some of his biggest criticisms in an interview for Bleacher Report.

The Belgian striker was asked about his relationship with Jose Mourinho, his first touch and physique and batted them all away with typical confidence.

Asked how does it feel to be dropped, Lukaku said: "It was like oh wow, sh-t it happened. But I had a conversation with the coach about it and I said 'listen, it's been a long year and also with the World Cup, I feel a bit tired'. He saw it, he made his decision.

"He said I didn't look happy and that I was angry. And I said hell yeah I'm angry. Like do you think I should smile? And then we had a little chat - after that we just moved on. It was like he opened something in myself, like a new fire to go and get what's mine.

When asked if he was one of Mourinho's favourites, he grinned: "One of them, yes. Because I would go through a brick wall for him and he knows that. He's the type of coach where he'd be honest with you and tell you how it is. And if you cannot deal with that - I mean that's a big problem. 

"Working with him when I am 24 is totally different to when I was 19, 20. When I was 19,20 he was hard on me. Sh-t, I mean that guy was tough. I was doing everything so well but he was still tough. Now I'm 24, I understand more. He just wanted me to be better. 

"I think he has a good relationship with the players I don't really pay attention to what his relationship is like with the other players, I don't think it's something that should affect me. Like you're a grown ass man - deal with it. 

When asked if he was misunderstood, Lukaku said: "I just work hard, I have ambition and I say it out loud and people don't like it."

He also said he works hard on his first touch "every day" but was blunt when asked about his physique: "That is BS, I am one of the strongest players in the league."

Lukaku has been singled out by several former United players for his lack of goals including Paul Scholes.

"I really don't respond to him," said Lukaku. "When I see him he shakes my hand but they are paid to respond to stuff. When you see them face to face you don't see all that. So I don't really care."

Register with The Sportsman to personalise your news feed with your favourite sports and team.
Latest Football Articles
Bet Slip
Log In
Open
Settled
Deposit
Quick Deposit
Deposit
CV2
Deposit Funds
Change Payment Method
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet
Bet on Bet365 website
New To Bet365?
Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's rules
and terms and conditions. Hillside (UK Sports) LP is licensed
and regulated by the British Gambling Commissioner
(Licence number 39563). Registered Office Hillside (UK Sports) LP
(registration number 117), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place,
2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
DON'T HAVE A
BET365 ACCOUNT? New Customer Offer
The Sportsman is an officially endorsed bet365 betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with bet365 and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by the sportsman.com. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.