Romelu Lukaku interview, August 2017

Romelu Lukaku calls Thierry Henry ‘the best thing that’s happened to him’ (Video)

Lukaku’s mentors

Romelu Lukaku has called Thierry Henry ‘the best thing that’s happened to him’. The Manchester United forward was speaking to NBC Sports about how influential the Arsenal legend has been to his career.

Henry has worked closely with Lukaku since becoming an assistant manager to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez. Having the expertise of Henry has been helpful for Lukaku who says they often have two-hour chats about the game.

Lukaku said: “I had possibly the five best strikers of the last ten years as mentors. I had Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and now, Thierry Henry. That’s not bad, is it?”

Great start to life at United

Lukaku has hit the ground running since his £75 million move from Everton to United.

Although he missed a big chance in the UEFA Super Cup, he also scored against Real Madrid in that 2-1 defeat. He’s added three goals in his first two Premier League games for the Red Devils.