Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's 'top striker' Romelu Lukaku after maiden goal

Updated: 19 July, 2017 08:51 IST | PA Sport | London

The Portuguese loves the way Lukaku has kicked on, with the striker's overall performance in the 2-1 friendly win at Real Salt Lake meaning more to his manager than his first goal for the club

Lukaku (left) celebrates his maiden United goal during a friendly match vs Real Salt Lake in Utah on Monday. Pic/Getty Images
Lukaku (left) celebrates his maiden United goal during a friendly match vs Real Salt Lake in Utah on Monday. Pic/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho loves everything Romelu Lukaku is bringing to Manchester United. The US tour kicked off last week with the 24-year-old completing his big-money move from Everton as United swept in under the nose of former club Chelsea.

The Portuguese loves the way Lukaku has kicked on, with the striker's overall performance in the 2-1 friendly win at Real Salt Lake meaning more to his manager than his first goal for the club.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

"I think it's just nice for him, but not important for me. When he came for the water before he scored the goal, I told him 'I love everything you do on the pitch, don't be worried about scoring or not scoring because it is not important;," Mourinho said.

"He holds the ball the so well, he plays one touch, two touch so well. He moves, he gets behind people, he attacks, crosses, works when the team loses the ball and he presses well. I like everything he does. He's now a top striker and the goal is just a detail. Not important."

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First Published: 19 July, 2017 08:38 IST

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