Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Red Rom Can Live Up to the Expectation at Old Trafford

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Red Rom Can Live Up to the Expectation at Old Trafford

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ROMELU Lukaku will relish the pressure of living up to his £75m price tag at United because he is still so young, according to former Anderlecht boss Ariel Jacobs.

The 24-year-old has been tasked with filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic's sizable boots after completing his big-money move from Everton.

Having previously broken Everton's transfer record, the Belgian's fee could yet smash the world record after a number of add-ons were included.

But Jacobs, who handed Lukaku his chance at Anderlecht at the age of 16, believes United's No.9 will only get better after impressive stints at West Brom and Everton.

"It might be an additional load but I think it's an additional incentive when a lot of crowds, supporters, a board and a manager really want you. That must confirm the potential you have," he told M. …

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