Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss 'Loves Everything Rom Does on the Pitch'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss 'Loves Everything Rom Does on the Pitch'

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JOSE Mourinho told Romelu Lukaku not to worry about scoring before he struck on his first United start against Real Salt Lake.

Lukaku netted the winner in United's 2-1 win at Real Salt Lake on Monday night in the 38th minute but had endured a frustrating half as the hosts dominated Mourinho's side.

The Belgian striker's anger continued after he scored when he rollocked Daley Blind, who had earlier been instructed by Mourinho to play the ball into the left-hand channel for Lukaku.

Moments before Lukaku pounced he headed to the touchline for a drink and received some sage advice from Mourinho.

"I think it's just nice for him, not important for me," Mourinho said of Lukaku's strike. "Before he scored the goal I told him 'I love everything you do on the pitch. Don't be worried about scoring or not scoring'.

"He gets behind people, works and presses well. …

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