Romelu Lukaku breaks Paul Pogba's record at Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku breaks Paul Pogba's record at Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku breaks Paul Pogba's record at Manchester United

With reports of Ibrahimovic returning for United refusing to die, this might explain why Romelu Lukaku saw fit to ask his permission to wear the club's number nine shirt after sealing his move from Everton last week.

He might well say himself that he wasn't ready to lead Chelsea's line at that point.

Under Mourinho, the creative midfielder has enjoyed a much more stable and open relationship with his manager, who sanctioned his move to Granada last summer despite wanting the player to stay in England and join Fulham.

From a sporting perspective, this looks like a deal that could reap rewards for both the buying and selling club, even if I don't believe Lukaku is a player worthy of the hype around him.

United agreed to pay £75m for Lukaku, who will also pick up wages of £250,000 per week before other bonuses are taken into consideration, when they stole him from right under the noses of Chelsea.

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Romelu Lukaku breaks Paul Pogba's record at Manchester United

José Mourinho is willing to give Luke Shaw another chance to prove that he is worthy of becoming Manchester United's first-choice left back.

As a Liverpool man, I don't want to sound patronising by saying Everton have signed second or third rate players this summer, but that is the reality.

He was made to sweat as United's pre-season tour got under way, with the first of a double session on Monday taking place at Drake Stadium in temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius.

On the club's signings of Victor Lindelof and Lukaku, he said: "I am very pleased to see them and I am very happy that they are with us".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has promised a "very big announcement" on his next club in the near future.

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