Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has revealed one role surprise role that he has on the pitch while playing under Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian joined the Red Devils from Everton last summer in a deal that could eventually rise to £100m and that comes with expectation.
While Lukaku impressed early on in the season, he then dipped and many questioned his ability.
Now, the player seems to be back up to the required form and has totalled 23 goals in all competitions this season.
Though, his role on the pitch isn’t just about scoring goals.
The player has admitted that he thinks Jose Mourinho sees him as his ‘sergeant on the pitch’.
That comes in the form of a battling player who won’t give up and the player even admitted that’s strange for a striker.
Though, he’s happy with Mourinho’s management so far.
“I think the manager in his mind thinks that I’m like his sergeant on the pitch, and that’s strange for a striker because it’s usually the midfielders,” he told Henry, assistant coach at Lukaku’s national side Belgium on Sky Sports.
“I’ve always worked hard and I’m grateful but at the end of the day, I’m a striker and I have to score goals.
“He has been really good but I think he knows I have that soldier mentality.
“I think the work rate I am delivering to the team is a lot and he knows he can come to me whenever. I will always put the team first ahead of myself and that’s something I told him, I said ‘the team is the most important thing’.
Every time Lukaku score’s i thank God we didn’t buy that Spanish hairdresser called Morata
— Enekem (@EnekemGreg) March 5, 2018