Romelu Lukaku’s constant trips past Old Trafford convinced him he would join Manchester United later in his career.
The 24-year-old completed his £75million transfer on Monday after United gazumped Lukaku’s former club Chelsea to complete their second summer signing.
Lukaku’s friend Paul Pogba played a pivotal role in his decision to join United and the pair are neighbours in Cheshire, where Pogba has posted videos of them socialising on his Instagram account.
Despite playing for Merseysiders Everton, Lukaku was a frequent visitor to nearby Manchester before he joined United and his drives into the city centre persuaded him to remain in the north-west.
“I live in Manchester, so I pass Old Trafford many times when I want to go to the city centre,” Lukaku told MUTV. “One night I said to my mum that I would play there one day. I thought so. I had a certain feeling.
“It was just the stadium. When you pass it, I am driving but I am looking at the stadium the whole time. Every time when I played against Man United, every time I came onto the pitch, I just felt like a child. You can see the atmosphere, the fans.”It was just a blessing and I […]