>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Man Utd striker Lukaku: Mourinho sees me as 'his sergeant on the pitch'

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku believes that he has an important relationship with his manager Jose Mourinho that goes beyond his responsibilities as a striker.

Lukaku had an indifferent couple of months in the middle of the season, but now he is back among the goals and assists.

The Belgian has improved aspects of his game, and it appears he has gained his manager's trust.

"I think the manager in his mind thinks that I'm like his sergeant on the pitch, and that's strange for a striker because it's usually the midfielders," he said to Thierry Henry in an interview set to air on Sky Sports on Friday.

"I've always worked hard and I'm grateful but at the end of the day, I'm a striker and I have to score goals.

"He has been really good but I think he knows I have that soldier mentality.

"I think the work rate I am delivering to the team is a lot and he knows he can come to me whenever. I will always put the team first ahead of myself and that's something I told him, I said 'the team is the most important thing'.

"The desire to win is bigger than ever since I came to this club, because I always wanted to win and to chase trophies. I always put that in front of my personal objectives and he knows that, and I think that's the reason why I'm playing all the time."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?