Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has hit out at certain sections of the media and insisted that he won’t ‘kiss ass to be loved.’
The £75 million striker has returned to form as of late, scoring four goals in his last two Premier League games, to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury-depleted side to six vital points in their quest to finish in the top four this season.
However, the 25-year-old Belgian reckons that no matter what he does he will never be given the respect that he deserves and hit out at an unnamed newspaper for being racist.
“I’m a religious person and God always tells us always to forgive. But I don’t forget,” Lukaku told OTRO.
“That’s why I don’t give media, some media, not my attention or even a look. I know sometimes I pay the price but I don’t care.
“Even one reporter said: thank God the mother of Romelu Lukaku didn’t have a third child. Can you imagine?!
“I’m not gonna kiss someone ass to be loved.
“It depends which newspaper, though. There is one newspaper which everybody reads that they’re like, you can say, ‘you are all racists’, you all know who you are.
“I remember my first game with Man Utd. We played Real Madrid in the Super Cup and I scored but we lost, and there was a chance that I missed. We played the next game against West Ham and I scored twice. Then the game after I scored again, and I scored again, and I scored again. But it was always ‘yes but…’, ‘yes but…’
“I will never get my respect.”
“That happened at Man Utd when I started, that’s when I knew ‘ah OK, whatever is going to happen, people are going to look at me with eyes like this.”
Lukaku’s double at the weekend means he is now Man United’s top scorer in the Premier League, with 12 goals in 19 starts.