Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he is revelling in the extra responsibility his manager Jose Mourinho is asking of him.
The Belgian international was speaking to Sky Sports ahead of his sides crunch Premier League fixture against Liverpool this weekend, and admitted that he sees himself as one of his managers most trusted players.
“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,”
“But 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 [Mourinho] 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’.” He said.
Lukaku has made an excellent start to his Manchester United career, scoring 22 goals in all competitions so far this season.
The 24-year-old finally managed to score against a top six rival when he netted in sides recent 2-1 win over his former club Chelsea.
Mourinho and United fans will be hoping that the £75 million striker can again score this weekend when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford in a pivotal fixture in the battle to finish second in the Premier League behind runaway league leaders Man City.