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Chelsea fans must not be very happy with their former player hearing and reading what he said, explaining why he chose Manchester United over the Blues, even though both clubs made exactly the same offer for him to Everton.
Who would say no to the biggest club in the world? The best stadium in England, the best fans. It’s a perfect opportunity
Romelu Lukaku told ESPN, after passing his medical in Los Angeles, following Manchester United’s official announcement that they had reach an agreement with Everton over the transfer of the Belgium international.
When they came calling I didn’t have to think twice. So I’m really delighted to hopefully be part of their history
the 24-year-old striker said, adding
I always said I want to play for a team that’s challenging for every trophy that there is. Manchester United wants to be the dominant force and if you look at the history it says enough. To become part of a club like them is something I really wanted and I’m thankful for the opportunity they gave me and now it’s time to work harder than I ever did before and I’m willing to do it.
Lukaku has been in LA for days now, and today he’ll ‘welcome’ his new teammates there, as United are flying to California to start their preseason.