Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on summer signing Romelu Lukaku, who has been able to gel quickly with his new teammates on the playing field. The Belgium international got his United career off to a stunning start as he bagged an impressive brace in the 4-0 triumph over West Ham United in the Premier League opener.
Romelu, who arrived from Everton for an initial £75m, coordinated well alongside Marcus Rashford in attack during pre-season, and that trend continued in the game at Old Trafford last weekend.
Speaking to reporters prior to the Swansea game, the Special One reckons that the pair have a good connection, but also admits Lukaku’s addition has formed a similar bond with his other attacking players too.
“I feel that connection [between Lukaku and Rashford] but I also feel that connection with more players.I feel Martial and Romelu is a good connection. I feel Lingard is a good connection. I feel Mkhitaryan is a good connection,” he said h/t Metro.
No player other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic (17) managed to reach double figures in the Premier league last season, and Mourinho feels that this could change with Lukaku, who manages to bring his fellow attackers in the game.
He added: “I think Romelu is a good player to play with. Okay, strikers, they live on numbers. It was probably because of his numbers that we paid so much to have him. But a striker is not just numbers. It is also the way he plays, the solutions he gives and the way he makes space for other players.”
Lukaku has a decent record of three goals in 11 outings versus Swansea City, and he will seek to add to this tally when Manchester United United visit the Liberty Stadium for today’s early Premier League kickoff.