Lukaku says he has been forced to sit there and listen as Drogba, Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka pick his game apart in order to help him become a Premier League great
Romelu Lukaku has revealed how Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is helping to become a Man United great.
United star Lukaku is still hungry to improve his game as he tries to make his mark at Old Trafford by firing the club to success.
And in a revealing interview with ex-United star Dion Dublin for Football Focus, the 25-year-old has lifted the lid on how his game is being pulled apart by some Premier League legends in the name of improvement.
Drogba, Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka have all been passing on advice and Lukaku admits he has been force to listen to some home truths about his game along the way.
The United star said: “We talk every day. He is part of the process. He has been part of the process since I came to the Premier League.
“Even though we haven’t been in the same dressing room for years, he is still part of the process.
“At the World Cup, he was at the hotel almost all the time. Can you imagine at the hotel for the World Cup, where we were staying in Russia?
“I had Thierry there and Didier here and I had to sit here and take everything in: ‘You did this wrong and you did that wrong, but this you did OK…’
“They know I accept it because I really want to have the same career as they had.
“They can be as hard as they want, but I take it because I really want the same thing. Sometimes when I see Nico as well, those three are the guys when I grew up, they were like my everything.
“For me to have them sharing their experience with me, I take everything in. Even if they’re trying to knock me off, it’s no problem.
“Those guys, they have what I want and they tell me all the time ‘you are dangerous, because you are stronger than we were’ and I debate about pace with Thierry all the time!
“To be schooled by Thierry, Didier and Nico is the best thing that’s happened to me.”
Lukaku has already scored three goals in four games for United this season, and continued his fine form with a double against Scotland during the international break.
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