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The two seem to have a special connection and respect. It’s not a secret that before being given number 9 at Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku personally called Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who wore the shirt last season) and asked him if he was ok with that.
Ever since then, the Swede has signed a new one-year contract with United, and should be back in action in January, at least according to his coach, Jose Mourinho.
As for Lukaku, talking about teaming up with Ibrahimovic, he looked… calm, confident, and at the same time excited with having such a teammate.
I said to Zlatan I hoped he would be back. We need his personality. He will bring many qualities to the team, and help us in our goal of winning the title
the Belgian striker told reporters.
I don’t fear the competition as a striker, or Zlatan. Things are going really well for me at United. The preseason was good and it helped knowing a lot of the players before arriving
Lukaku said, before focusing on Mourinho’s presence at United.
The manager has helped me a lot to settle quickly, so it has all been very positive. I am now with a coach that I have wanted to play with for a long time, since I was 11 years of age. And with him we are looking to do something special
the Belgium international said.