Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has revealed the lessons he learned from training alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Lukaku trained alongside veteran striker Ibrahimovic during the duo’s time together at Old Trafford, with the Belgium international admitting the experience proved invaluable to his development.
“Everything I learned from Zlatan was great, from his stories that he told me when he was at Inter, AC Milan, Barcelona and even Ajax, to being on the field working with him, seeing how competitive he was,” Lukaku told manunited.com.
“I remember one training session, because we were both strikers, we were never on the same team and, at one point, there was a 50/50 challenge. He went full-on against me!
“That is when I knew this guy wants to compete and this guy wants to fight for his spot. That is why he changed me. It was an eye-opener. The guy had to fight to be in the position he is in.
“So, I learned just to focus, work hard and enjoy it as well. Because he is a guy who you can have a lot fun with as well and having his personality in the dressing room was good.”