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I love Lukaku’s attitude
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You could argue all day over Mourinho's attitude and personality, whether it's good or bad for the team.
However you can't question Lukaku's mentality and desire to win things and be the best player he can. You need players like that in the squad.
He's a bit limited at the moment and has plenty of time to develop, but he's the definition of a Jose player.
Well done Lukaku, fantastic attitude to have - your mate Paul can learn a thing or two from you. He could be a leader on and off the pitch.
You have to admire his mentality.
Is he the most talented forward United have ever had ? No,not really.I'm sure I'm going to be critical of his play here aslong as he stays but I'll never question his dedication and application in continually wanting to better himself and for the club.There's a real freshness and reality in him.His honesty and determination should rub off on his teamates but you're never sure it quite does.
You feel there's a divide formulating in the United dressing room.Those who get Jose and those who clearly dont.
Good stuff Rom. Regardless of the content of Jose's comments, which have both pleased and displeased me over his tenure, Lukaku has seen an opportunity to push back against the idea Jose's lost the dressing room and taken it.
Another great interview by him. He definitely has the right attitude to succeed with Mourinho. He can be what Drogba was for Mou's Chelsea. The one slight downside that I see is he seems to be calling out players like Pogba/Martial. A dressing room divide won't be of much help to United right now.
“Because most of the managers in the league, when they are not happy they try to find a way to seem happy”
Shots fired at J. Klopp, well done Romelu!
Big lad attitude. Love it!
An example for younger kids. He speaks 5 or 6 different languages, but he still trains very hard and performs better year after year.
I hope he's telling his bestie that as well
These quotes from Big Rom certainly read like he's unimpressed by certain responses to the manager's methods:
You could fully see Rom thriving in a Ferguson dressing room.
Seemed more directed at the press if you ask me.
Definitely, and by extension the fans and wider football public who absorb and propagate media narratives regardless of balance and truth.
... I don't think so, not until he proves his big game mentality on the field. Talk is cheap.
I hope his pal Pogba is listening. Fantastic from Rom.
Is Pogba his 'pal' ?
Get the players with the weaker mentalities, out. And bring in new players who are prepared to run through brick walls for the club/manager/team-mates/fans, etc.
Under Fergie (and I don't like bringing up things that happened many years ago), players would do anything to help win matches. Since Fergie left, I have seen too many players do the bare minimum.
As for Pogba/Martial, these guys should either prove themselves or move on. Both apparently do want to leave MUFC, in which case, I wouldn't stand in their way.
They were on holiday together when Lukaku signed for us, so i'd say yes.
Never doubted Lukakus mentality and attitude, just his big game performances and missing chances unforgivable. But I have hope that he can become one of those players on Jose's key/elite list of performers over the coming years.
"I am a tough man". Something no tough man has ever said.
we both know the Caf....and it won't be
I feel like people always make these "future captain" comments whenever someone gives a good interview. Remember the Herrera for captain brigade before Jose's second season I think it was? People need to calm down.
Great interview though. His attitude and desire off the pitch appears to be top notch.
Him and Herrera talk and act more like captains more than anyone else in the squad. And given that Ander isn't a first choice any more Lukaku would definitely get my vote for captain.
I remember, and its very annoying.
I'd prefer DDG, the only player to play to the required standard, all this off the pitch talk is cheap when it comes to the crunch against our rivals on a match day and you are MIA
Big fan of his attitude, though he's such a teacher's pet.
Fecking hell, at least it's something! What have our current 'captains' (from memory Valencia, Pogba and Smalling?) ever said or done that sets them apart from Lukaku?
Not a fan of keepers as captains. They'e stuck in their box the entire game!
I tend to agree, but I am not a fan of captains who don't perform in the biggest games.
which of our current captains do then? I'll give you Valencia, but I'm not a fan of mute captains either.
Better strap ourselves in!
I'd take a 'mute' captain who does his talking on the pitch and is a professional who leads by example, over someone who talks a good game but cannot be relied upon to perform when it counts. Talk is cheap, just because you say the right things doesn't make you a leader, I'm cool with Valencia, but out of the current lot, I would prefer DDG.
I think Lukaku has a great mentality in terms of wanting to improve and obviously taking criticism. However in sports great mental strength is displayed in the ability to perform under pressure, especially when it matters, if he improve to that level then great he could make a captain.
Too much emphasis is put on what comes out of peoples mouths these days, but at the end of the day its all about what happens on the pitch, that what will show you about someones mentality in a sporting context.
Wow, are you basing all of that negativity on a single season for United?! A season where he top-scored? Or have you been closely following his career from the beginning?
Not sure that DDG performed when it counted during the summer did he?
No his entire career. I think its the last piece of the puzzle for him, he can be a great player if he can start doing it under the pressure of the biggest games. At the moment hes a bit of a flat track bully (including at Everton) and thats all mental
The same applies to DDG, take his entire career not just one summer
Cheap talk. I would rather he wouldnt say anything and bang them in, instead of backing the manager he doesnt help with his clumsiness in front of goal. He obviously knew that the fans would love this, but no bonus points from me.
He always comes as a nice and likable lad but he needs to convert his desire to improve to actual working on the pitch.
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