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    Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    Lukaku has responded to Didier Drogba comparison

    When Romelu Lukaku first joined Chelsea in 2011, most of the club's fans were convinced he was the natural heir to Didier Drogba's throne.
    Even at 18, Lukaku had the natural build of a man much older and at a first glance looked, with a little refining, more than capable of being Drogba's eventual successor as Chelsea's first choice striker.
    Of course, that prophecy appeared on the verge of coming to fruition when Lukaku almost rejoined the Blues earlier this summer.
    And yet in a dramatic turn of events, the 24-year-old will be turning out for one of Chelsea's potential title rivals in the upcoming season instead.
    His old manager at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho, swooped in and poached the striker from Everton for £75 million, putting an end to almost any chance of him emulating Drogba.
    And in one of his first interviews since becoming a Manchester United player, Lukaku has further dismissed the theory he is just another Drogba.
    "I am different. Drogba is more of a target man, I am a player that has the ball into feet, who runs in behind," said Lukaku, as per Sky Sports.
    "There are physical similarities but we are totally different players. I am Romelu Lukaku and I want to create my own history.
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    "He was at Chelsea, I am at Manchester United. That is the difference."
    Lukaku's Man United career has got off to a decent start so far. The Belgian has got himself onto the scoresheet twice from the Red Devils first four pre-season matches, including a very good finish against Manchester City.
    And after scoring 43 Premier League goals over the last two seasons, the ex-Chelsea ace will be eager to hit the ground running at Old Trafford.
    Despite his impressive goal record, Lukaku insists he still has some way to go before he reaches the level of Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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    He added: "I am far from that level but that is where I want to aim.
    "It is all about the team for me, I want the team to win trophies and I will do everybody in my power to make sure the team wins.
    "There is always room for improvement and I just want to be the best person I can be."
    "I'm 24 years of age, I cannot say I am the complete package, I can't say I'm in my prime.
    "There is still a lot of work to be done and I am delighted there is still a lot of work to be done. That means I can become even better than I am now."

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