English Premiership

Lukaku satisfied with first season at United

2018-05-31 10:43
Romelu Lukaku (Supplied)

Cape Town - Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku says he is happy with his overall performance this past season but admits he wants trophies next year.

The 25-year-old joined Jose Mourinho's charges from Everton in July last year and made 51 appearances in 2017/18 campaign, scoring 27 goals and providing nine assists across all competitions.

The Belgian is satisfied with what he was able to achieve as an individual at the club but is determined to help United claim silverware next term.

"For me it's always down to work," he told the press while on duty with Belgium ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

"I know I have some talent, but for me it's about the work I do every day with my club. I try to improve myself every day and to learn from my past matches.

"I think for myself individually it was a good season but as a team we didn't win anything. That's what hurts. But that's something that we're going to try and change next season."

United finished the campaign as runners-up in the Premier League but had a chance to end the season on a high with a FA Cup final against Chelsea.

However, the London-side claimed a 1-0 victory at Wembley with Lukaku only being introduced into the match late in the second-half.

Lukaku said that he was disappointed not to have started the match after nurturing himself back from an ankle injury he picked up against Arsenal in April. 

"It was a difficult situation. Obviously, me and the manager had a conversation, he's the one that made the decision," said Lukaku.

"But we had a conversation after the game, where we were both disappointed that we lost the game.

"I said to him, 'I'm looking forward to next season', to see the team that he is going to prepare for next year to hopefully challenge Manchester City.

"Everybody is thinking me, and the manager has a big issue or something, but it's not like that, me and the manager have a perfect relationship.

"We had a little chat after the game and everything is all clear."

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