Romelu Lukaku is bound for glory at Manchester United

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 20: Romelu Lukaku
HOUSTON, TX - JULY 20: Romelu Lukaku /

Romelu Lukaku admits he is far from Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo’s level.

Before joining Manchester United this summer, Romelu Lukaku had been on record stating that he would like to play Champions League football this upcoming season. This move was inevitable as Lukaku was destined for a Chelsea move before manager Jose Mourinho plucked him away from the Blues for an astonishing £75 million.

Three years ago, Mourinho sold Lukaku to Everton as Chelsea boss, but fast forward to 2017, the Belgian international could possibly be missing piece that gets United back in the driver seat.

Although Paul Pogba is the future, Lukaku can certainly be what Wayne Rooney was for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 24-year-old will have a tough task filling in for the club’s all-time leading scorer Rooney and the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The prolific striker goal scoring ratio at Everton indicates he is ready for the grand stage.

“I always wanted to play for a club of this stature. Now I am here I want to take my chance and try to deliver as much as I could for the club.

“I don’t want to talk about personal ambitions. I just want to work hard on a daily basis and win as many games as I can.”

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Lukaku has had a terrific pre-season with his teammates thus far and the future looks bright for United faithful.

Chelsea new boy Alvaro Morata, who made his first debut on Tuesday in a 3-2 Bayern Munich defeat will be compared to Lukaku throughout the season as both players were linked with a move to their beloved clubs.

"Asked if he’s at the same level with Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, the Belgian humbled himself and answered: “No, no, no — I’m far from that level.“But it’s the level I want to aim for. But it’s all about the team. I want the team to win trophies and I’ll do everything that I can in my powers to make sure the team wins.“Keep improving — there is always room for improvement. I just want to become the best player that I can be.“I will never say it’s good enough. I will always say that I can improve.”"

Not only are they both 24 years of age, but they are prime to be the leading front man for their clubs. Yes, Morata netted 20 goals for Real Madrid last campaign, but is he ready to be the man in arguably the best league in the world?

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As for Lukaku, he’s been in England since 2011, and has adjusted to the league style, which is why he’s destined to have far more success this upcoming season than Morata. But Lukaku knows he has plenty of work to do if he wants to be considered among world’s best.