Jose Mourinho believes Romelu Lukaku will get even better later in his career, despite becoming the fifth youngest player to join the Premier League’s 100 club.
The Belgian opened the scoring for Manchester United on Saturday during their 2-0 win against Swansea, and hence becoming only the 28th player to score 100 Premier League goals.
Lukaku has had excellent start to life at Manchester United since making the £75m move from Everton, averaging a goal a game. He then suffered a two month dry spell, but has since returned to form, scoring 11 goals in his last nine games for club and country.
Speaking after the game, United boss Jose Mourinho claimed that the striker is still improving:
“His evolution is clear. At Chelsea he was obviously young but he got experiences at good clubs before he arrived at Manchester United and then mentally he is more than ready.
“Then it’s details as a player; the movement, feelings, knowledge of every inch where he steps, which comes with experience, and at 24 there is a lot to learn and a World Cup to play this summer too, but the experience can only make him better.”
Lukaku’s next chance to add to his tally is in next weekend’s Manchester derby, in a game United can not afford to lose. Victory for City will see Guardiola’s men crowned as champions.