Plenty of goals in Manchester United squad, says Romelu Lukaku

Koeman: Lukaku almost impossible to replace

The focus at Old Trafford this afternoon will be on the two headline acts facing their former clubs. Did I kill him? No.

The 24-year-old's missed transfer almost caused a crisis at Stamford Bridge, with Antonio Conte reportedly very frustrated at the Pensioners' failure to land Lukaku. What I like to see as well is the innovation.

"But he arrived at the club with humility I think, a new style".

Lukaku scored 87 times in 166 appearances for Everton between 2013 and 2017, before Manchester United paid £75m to sign the Belgian global before the start of the new campaign.

"When I arrived in the first season there was already investments made in buying players, changing the squad, selling players, that you probably would have done in a different way".

"I don't think it was my influence".

'I think we paid the money that Everton asked for and we paid the player the wages that his agent asked for and we paid the agents the commission that they asked for.

"The selling club decides the amount and the buying club pays or doesn't pay".

Everton chose to allow their top scorer to leave, but could have easily dug in their heels, as Liverpool did with Philippe Coutinho and Southampton with Virgil van Dijk. "The economic power belongs to everyone".

The Portuguese tactician hasn't failed to win a league title in his follow-up campaign at any of the clubs he's managed over the years, claiming the top spot on every occasion from stints at Porto, Chelsea (both times), Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

It's not just about the striker, said Mourinho. It is hard because this is the country with more teams that fight for the title.

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