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Lukaku looking forward to battle with Ibrahimovic

first_imgRomelu Lukaku Lukaku: I don’t fear Ibrahimovic competition, I relish it Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 05:56 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Getty Images Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimović Premier League The Belgian striker has had an impressive start to life at Old Trafford and does not see any reason to fear the veteran’s return to action Romelu Lukaku has no fear about battling Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a spot in the Manchester United line-up.Lukaku has made an impressive start to life at United since his move from Everton in a reported £75 million deal, scoring four goals in as many appearances.Man Utd 9/4 to win title Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing However, he will have Ibrahimovic trying to take his place in the team when the Swede, who re-signed at Old Trafford on a one-year deal last month, returns from a knee injury in January.But the Belgium international is not concerned about losing out, expressing his delight to have a player who has won 31 trophies during an illustrious career in the squad.Zlatan IbrahimovicAsked if competition with Ibrahimovic could help him improve, Lukaku told the BBC: “Of course. You don’t fear the competition, you relish it.”As long as it can make you better, make you win, you relish the challenge all the time.”I think it [Ibrahimovic’s return] is really good for the team. It’s good to have another guy in the team that’s hungry to win trophies, that’s what we want at Manchester United.”With his character, his personality and also his attributes as a football player he brings us a lot and we will try to help him.”I never left, I just upgraded my number @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/lgSviWHzei — Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 7, 2017 At Old Trafford, Lukaku is playing under Jose Mourinho, who sold him in 2014 during his second spell in charge of Chelsea. However, the 24-year-old is excited to have the chance to work with the Portuguese again.”I wanted to play for him since I was 11 so when you get another chance like that you don’t turn it down and I’m really grateful for the second opportunity,” said Lukaku.”He’s always been the same; a man that wants the best out of the players every day. He doesn’t give the players time to rest on the pitch, he really wants everyone to fight on the pitch and in training and that’s what I like about him.”He’s someone you can talk to and whatever you say he’s going to listen to you, so I like that a lot.”last_img read more