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Lukaku insists he has a ‘perfect’ relationship with Mourinho

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has denied that he is the latest Red Devil’s star to have a falling out with the Old Trafford club’s manager Jose Mourinho.

The Belgium international suffered an ankle injury in the Premier League fixture against Arsenal in April, and was only deemed fit enough to take a place on the bench for his sides 1-0 FA Cup final loss against Chelsea at Wembley recently.

Mourinho revealed after that game that the decision not to start the match had been down to the player, leading many to believe Lukaku would be the latest squad member to be accused of having a weak mentality by their Portuguese boss.

However, when asked about this the 25-year-old stated that he was desperate to play at Wembley, and also that his starting on the bench was a joint decision between player and coach.

“Of course, I was, but I didn’t look good in training at all.

“It was a difficult situation. Obviously me and the manager had a conversation, he’s the one that made the decision.

“But we had a conversation after the game, where we were both disappointed that we lost the game.

“I said to him, ‘I’m looking forward to next season’, to see the team that he is going to prepare for next year to hopefully challenge Manchester City.

“Everybody is thinking me and the manager has a big issue or something, but it’s not like that, me and the manager have a perfect relationship. We had a little chat after the game and everything is all clear.”

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