With the shrewdness of the Romelu Lukaku deal still in question, the striker reckons Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made him a better player – after just one week.
After his staggering £75m switch from Everton, Lukaku scored his first goal for United in a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on the second game of their US tour.
“He (Mourinho) knows what I can bring to the team and he’s someone who is pushing me,” Lukaku said.
“I push myself too, but he makes me a better player.
“I think I learned a lot from him in the last week and I’m glad I can work with him.
“He said I had to keep doing what I’m doing.
“I’m happy for my goal. There’s still a lot of work to do, as a team we know we need to be much better.
“But I’m glad I’m here because you really see it’s a big club and that was the challenge I wanted.
“I’m very happy now. This is the move I wanted.
“I have to make sure that I stay focused and have the same ambition I’ve always had and work hard, that’s the key to success.”
Lukaku’s move to Old Trafford remains contentious with many – including former United stars –questioning the huge amount splashed on him.
He only has to do one thing to silence the critics – bang in the goals.