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Romelu Lukaku

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Lukaku first interview as Man Utd player shows everything you thought you knew was wrong

It was said you would destroy the dark side, not join them!

 

Romelu Lukaku has not yet been officially announced as a Manchester United player, but he sat down with ESPN FC in Los Angeles for an exclusive interview about just why he chose the evil empire over the club he (supposedly) supported as a boy and was (supposedly) all ready to sign for even just a couple weeks ago.

“It’s the biggest club in the world.”

Fair enough.

“This is an opportunity that I've always wanted since I was a child. When [Manchester United] came calling, I didn't have to think twice. So I'm really delighted to hopefully be part of their history."

Oh?

“Who would say no to the biggest club in the world?”

Yeah, we got it

"Best stadium in England. The best fans. This is the perfect opportunity. I always said I wanted to play for a team that's challenging for every trophy that there is.

"I think Manchester United at the minute wants to be the dominant team, that dominant force. If you look at their history, it says enough. To become part of a club like them is something that I really wanted. I'm thankful for the opportunity that they gave me.

"Now it's time to work hard, work harder than I ever did before. I'm willing to do it. Hopefully, it will come a good way."

Pouring it on a bit thick, aren’t we?

So that’s the bit that’s in the video.

In the published article, Lukaku was also asked about the role party-buddy Paul Pogba has played in tapping him up, and the former Chelsea big hope has revealed that it’s been a plan 7-8 years in the making. (Wait, what?)

"I've been talking to [Pogba] for about seven or eight years. And now he's living in Manchester. I live in Manchester. He lives like down the road from where I live, so we're together on a daily basis.”

Pogba’s words, like sweet sweet honey on the brain.

"He was explaining to me how it went at the club, and it triggered something in my head. When the opportunity came, I didn't have to think twice. I'm really excited.

“All of [the Man United players]. I think they're all top players, a good group of guys that is hungry to win trophies. And to play in front of those fans, everything is set there to perform. But, you know, I have to work harder than I'm doing now. I know the road is still far, but I'm willing to go on that path and grab the opportunity that I get."

Don’t worry, ESPN also quizzed the 24-year-old soon-to-be most expensive player in the world about reuniting with the man who didn’t think Romelu Lukaku would ever be good enough to be Romelu Lukaku.

“[Mourinho is] a guy who I wanted to play for since I was 10 years old, so now to have the opportunity to work under him again is great. We've been in contact. He explained to me how the club was like, what he expects from me.”

Go on...

"You know, we were together under different circumstances. Obviously, the first time when I met him, I was still a young kid, and I was eager to play. And he understood my decision why I left at the time. I returned on the pitch.”

"Now I'm 24. I'm a grown man. He sees the maturity that has grown throughout the years, so I'm really thankful for the opportunity he gave me again."

Whoa, what’s happening here?

“I think he wants to improve me, make me a better player than I am today, which is good. I always want to improve. I always want to work on the good stuff, but also the bad stuff. He knows how to make players better, and make from players winners as well.”

"For me, I think it's the perfect opportunity. I'm 24. I never won a major trophy, but I'm eager to win something and to be part of a team that wins trophies, and I think he's the right guy to help me in that.”

So, that’s that. Now we wait the official confirmation.

Lukaku and Mourinho visit the Bridge on the weekend of November 4. Should be fun!

 

(Not my own work)

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And with that interview, just like that, ESPN eclipse Sky Sports, finally.

Both are utterly unreliable, but to see what was reliable (Sky) turn into a house of lies, this feels like karma creeping up.

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Breaking news!

Mourinho has not finished yet.

He's planning on a £90 bid for hazard, and is in talks with monaco about midfielder Bakayoko. Monaco are becoming increasingly frustrated by chelsea, and want this deal wrapped up quickly so then can work on finding a replacement.

 

This is completely made up by me, just showing u how easy a story is made up by the media if I can fully qualified journalists can pull anything out of the hat.

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I'm sure he really did support Chelsea growing up, in the same way I supported the LA Lakers between ages 10 & 12, because everyone around me had a basketball team, and the Lakers were only 1 of maybe 4 team names I could remember. Plus they won lots, so, lots of highs.

This isn't a guy who grew up aged 4 in a Chelsea top his dad gave him, got a tattoo of our lion on his calf aged 14 after a drunken bender, with Drogba posters on his wall every year since. That's the image that was curated though:lol:

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Fuck him.
Back when we were linked with Sandro, VVD, Bakayoko and him he was always the least exciting transfer for me. Poor first touch, low football IQ and questionable technique. He has the physical aspects to make the most of counters and to bully some defenders, but he can kiss much of that goodbye now that he will go up against packed defenses.

Also, if it is true that he had been talking with Conte for several weeks about playing for us, and then chose to go to Utd anyway it just shows what kind of loyalty/dedication he has. 
There is no world where I think £100m is good business for him. And I do not even mean that from a commercial perspective, I mean in terms of ROI on the pitch. 

We have a strong team that can support a good striker to get the 20 goals a season. What we need in order to move forward as a club is someone who can get 20 goals, but also make the players around him better. That was never going to be Lukaku. 
I have my concerns about Morata, but there can be no question that he is the one target we have had who would be able to actually improve his teammates. It hurts losing Lukaku to United, if he would have gone to PSG I would care 0%, now it is some prestige lost. Having said that, I honestly believe we are better off without him.

I know people are (very) upset with the delay of our transfers, perhaps there is some truth to us paying for our inertia. I do however believe that there is much we do not know going on behind the scenes.

Imagine we end this transfer window with these players:

Morata
Sandro
Rudiger
Bakayoko
Danilo/Ox
Caballero
Mahrez/other RW

Would that not be amazing? Great width, while upgrading the parts of the team where we struggled. Pre-season is about to start, and I am a strong believer that it is imperative for a new player to be there in order to have a good start.
If we have not signed at least four of those players within two weeks, you can count me in the "board is fucking up" team, but until then at least I will remain calm about the state of things. Rudiger, Caballero and Bakayoko seem certain, it is the rest where the rush is starting to be felt a bit. 

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With the way Jose 'hijack' this transfer, I think we will not let any players joining him. We won't even give him Matic.

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1 hour ago, Georgy said:

Todd Kane loves Chelsea since he was little even though he hasn't been given a chance since ever. Despite playing only a handful of matches he still claims he loves the club a lot. Compare him to a fraud like Lukaku who couldn't fight for a 2nd place with Torres and Ba LOL

 

 

Good for him. Now compare their pay checks and there status as a football player. Got him far, that love for the club... 

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28 minutes ago, BluesMadLad said:

Lukaku first interview as Man Utd player shows everything you thought you knew was wrong

It was said you would destroy the dark side, not join them!

 

Romelu Lukaku has not yet been officially announced as a Manchester United player, but he sat down with ESPN FC in Los Angeles for an exclusive interview about just why he chose the evil empire over the club he (supposedly) supported as a boy and was (supposedly) all ready to sign for even just a couple weeks ago.

“It’s the biggest club in the world.”

Fair enough.

“This is an opportunity that I've always wanted since I was a child. When [Manchester United] came calling, I didn't have to think twice. So I'm really delighted to hopefully be part of their history."

Oh?

“Who would say no to the biggest club in the world?”

 

 

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If Tianjin Quanjian sign him two years from now, he will say the same thing. It is the biggest club in the world right now.

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Mehh like said they all big up the club they're going to regardless of what said before.  Hardly going to say Man U isn't where I want to be but it'll do as it's a alright club..

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16 minutes ago, RoyalBlues said:

With the way Jose 'hijack' this transfer, I think we will not let any players joining him. We won't even give him Matic.

And this would be extremely foolish on our part.How can you turn down £40m for Matic? He isn't even worth half that amount.

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2 minutes ago, Styles said:

And this would be extremely foolish on our part.How can you turn down £40m for Matic? He isn't even worth half that amount.

What is so important that we won't spent any of them?

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3 minutes ago, RoyalBlues said:

What is so important that we won't spent any of them?

Its only July 9th, plenty of time to get bodies in. Just getting rid of Matic is an upgrade for me.

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13 minutes ago, Styles said:

Its only July 9th, plenty of time to get bodies in. Just getting rid of Matic is an upgrade for me.

Pre season starts tomorrow pal lol

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31 minutes ago, Styles said:

Its only July 9th, plenty of time to get bodies in. Just getting rid of Matic is an upgrade for me.

Just like 2 years ago, when we signed djilowhatever and hector. Shades of 2015...

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19 minutes ago, BluesMadLad said:

Pre season starts tomorrow pal lol

Lol really? Wasn't aware :lol: still plenty of time tho.

2 minutes ago, Roquila said:

Just like 2 years ago, when we signed djilowhatever and hector. Shades of 2015...

I agree but I trust uncle Emenalo to look after us :cool:

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He is so full of shit with his blah blah's it's unreal. 

He always has been but now it's getting ridiculous. 

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