Romelu Lukaku eager to take Man United chance


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Romelu Lukaku says it has always been his dream to play for a prestigious club like Manchester United and he is hoping to enjoy huge success in the years to come.

Belgium international Lukaku recently signed a five-year contract with the 20-time English champions, a deal reported to cost an initial £75million plus £15m in add-ons.

The 24-year-old striker arrives at Old Trafford with an impressive scoring record, having found the back of the net 68 times from 141 Premier League appearances during his time at Everton.

United managed to pick up three pieces of silverware last season, winning the Community Shield, EFL Cup and the Europa League to earn the club a place back in the Champions League.

Lukaku has only ever tasted success twice in his career so far – winning the 2009-10 Belgian Pro League with Anderlecht and the 2011-12 FA Cup with Chelsea – and the new Red Devil wants to enjoy more of those moments at his new club.

“I’ve been working to be a pro since I was 11 years old. I’ve always had a goal to win as many trophies as I can and to play for a club like Manchester United,” he said.

“I want to grab this opportunity.” United, who are 4.33 to win the Premier League this season, start their campaign with a home clash against Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United on August 13.

The hosts are 1.30 favourites to pick up the win, the draw is priced at 5.25 and the Hammers are 9.50 outsiders to clinch all three points.

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