Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What You Didn't Know Lukaku

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What You Didn't Know Lukaku

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¦ LINGUISTIC SKILLS Like many Belgians, Lukaku is multi-lingual. He can speak Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese and English. United boss Jose Mourinho was once a translator at Barcelona and is a skilled linguist.

¦ FORWARD'S FORESIGHT Lukaku was the subject of a TV documentary which, in 2009, showed him touring Stamford Bridge on a school trip to London. He declared his desire to play for Chelsea then. He fulfilled the dream, but left after telling Mourinho of his wish to play regularly following his penalty shoot-out miss in the 2013 European Super Cup loss to Bayern Munich.

¦ STATUESQUE Lukaku, at 6ft 3in (1.90m), has an imposing physique. "I never lift weights. My physique? It is a gift from God," Lukaku said in a 2011 interview.

¦ HANG TIME Lukaku and Pogba went on holiday to Miami together in 2016 and to California this summer. …

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