BBC: Romelu Lukaku doesn't understand why people don't appreciate Jose Mourinho's 'realness'

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by #07, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Sep 14, 2018
    #1

    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    16,030
  2. Sep 14, 2018
    #2

    SirAF Ageist

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    26,078
    Location:
    Transfer Muppet of the Year
    I love Lukaku’s attitude :devil:
  3. Sep 14, 2018
    #3

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18,818
    This should be a short thread.
  4. Sep 14, 2018
    #4

    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    17,172
    Location:
    Currently on trial for plagiarism
    Fantastic mentality!
  5. Sep 14, 2018
    #5

    Matt007a New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Messages:
    70
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2018
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    #6

    Irrational. Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2011
    Messages:
    19,913
    Location:
    LVG's notebook
    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.
  7. Sep 14, 2018
    #7

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2014
    Messages:
    29,137
    Location:
    Birmingham
    You have to admire his mentality.
  8. Sep 14, 2018
    #8

    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2018
    Messages:
    613
    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.
  9. Sep 14, 2018
    #9

    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    6,203
    Location:
    Wigan
    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.
  10. Sep 14, 2018
    #10

    Dorian Gray New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2016
    Messages:
    220
    Supports:
    Liverpool
    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.
  11. Sep 14, 2018
    #11

    Henrik Larsson Still logged in at RAWK (help!)

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    4,201
    Location:
    Swashbucklington
    “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!
  12. Sep 14, 2018
    #12

    ypsipeos Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    503
    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.
  13. Sep 14, 2018
    #13

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    16,358
    I hope he's telling his bestie that as well
  14. Sep 14, 2018
    #14

    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    16,030
    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.
  15. Sep 14, 2018
    #15

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14,595
    Seemed more directed at the press if you ask me.
  16. Sep 14, 2018
    #16

    Ashley R1+O New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,786
    Future captain.
  17. Sep 14, 2018
    #17

    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    6,203
    Location:
    Wigan
    Definitely, and by extension the fans and wider football public who absorb and propagate media narratives regardless of balance and truth.
  18. Sep 14, 2018
    #18

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14,595
    ... I don't think so, not until he proves his big game mentality on the field. Talk is cheap.
  19. Sep 14, 2018
    #19

    Kostov Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,222
    Location:
    Skopje, Macedonia
    I hope his pal Pogba is listening. Fantastic from Rom.
  20. Sep 14, 2018
    #20

    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2018
    Messages:
    613
    Is Pogba his 'pal' ?
  21. Sep 14, 2018
    #21

    sunama Baghdad Bob

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    12,852
    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.
  22. Sep 14, 2018
    #22

    RedNed77 Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Messages:
    1,136
    Location:
    What's it to you???
    They were on holiday together when Lukaku signed for us, so i'd say yes.
  23. Sep 14, 2018
    #23

    EyeInTheSky Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Messages:
    9,899
    Location:
    On my sofa enjoying pineapple on its own
    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.
  24. Sep 14, 2018
    #24

    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    30,321
    Location:
    Chelsea fan.
    "I am a tough man". Something no tough man has ever said.
  25. Sep 14, 2018
    #25

    Ish Lights on for Luke

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    21,628
    Location:
    Where fans' expectations are too high
    :lol: we both know the Caf....and it won't be :nervous:
  26. Sep 14, 2018
    #26

    Redlips New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2013
    Messages:
    128
    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.
  27. Sep 14, 2018
    #27

    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    Cooking MCs like a pound of bacon
    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.
  28. Sep 14, 2018
    #28

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14,595
    I remember, and its very annoying.
  29. Sep 14, 2018
    #29

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14,595
    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
  30. Sep 14, 2018
    #30

    stu_1992 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Messages:
    2,828
    Location:
    Ireland
    Big fan of his attitude, though he's such a teacher's pet. :lol:
  31. Sep 14, 2018
    #31

    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    Cooking MCs like a pound of bacon
    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?
  32. Sep 14, 2018
    #32

    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    Cooking MCs like a pound of bacon
    Not a fan of keepers as captains. They'e stuck in their box the entire game!
  33. Sep 14, 2018
    #33

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14,595
    I tend to agree, but I am not a fan of captains who don't perform in the biggest games.
  34. Sep 14, 2018
    #34

    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    Cooking MCs like a pound of bacon
    which of our current captains do then? I'll give you Valencia, but I'm not a fan of mute captains either.
  35. Sep 14, 2018
    #35

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18,818
    Better strap ourselves in!
  36. Sep 14, 2018
    #36

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14,595
    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.
  37. Sep 14, 2018
    #37

    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    Cooking MCs like a pound of bacon
    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?
  38. Sep 14, 2018
    #38

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    14,595
    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 :rolleyes:
  39. Sep 14, 2018
    #39

    izec Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Messages:
    15,961
    Location:
    Lucilinburhuc
    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.
  40. Sep 14, 2018
    #40

    el3mel Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    20,596
    Location:
    Egypt
    He always comes as a nice and likable lad but he needs to convert his desire to improve to actual working on the pitch.