Manchester United striker RomeluLukaku is hoping to emulate the career of former United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Everton striker completed a £75 million initial fee move to Old Trafford from Goodison Park this summer. Lukaku has big hopes for the move as he wants to go the way of the four-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Ronaldo moved to the Manchester based side from Porto. At United he scored over 100 goals in his six year stay, lifting three Premier League titles and a Champions League title. Lukaku admits he is yet to reach such heights but that he has taken it upon himself to get there.
“I’m far from that level. But it’s the level I want to aim for. I’m 24, I can’t say I’m the complete package. I can’t say I’m in my prime. There is a lot of work to be done and I’m delighted that there is still work to be done. That means I can become even better than I am,” the Belgian international said.
Lukaku had said he wanted more for himself, Champions League football and more challenge while with the Toffees. Now he says the state of mind he has pushed him to move to Old Trafford to play under Jose Mourinho; that he always pressured himself and wants even more at United.
The second highest goalscorer in the league avoided a comparison to former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, saying he was different.
“Drogba is more of a hold-up player, a target man. I prefer to have ball to feet and run in behind. We’re totally different. We might have physical similarities but we’re totally different players,” he said. Lukaku adds that the plan is to win this season. He said he moved to United to win trophies and be the best in the world.