Lukaku hails Paul Pogba’s role in move to Man United

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Romelu Lukaku has a special someone to thank for his move to Manchester United: Paul Pogba.

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After seeing their bromance reach new heights over the past two summers during their summer vacations to the U.S. together, plus their videos and photos with Serge Ibaka in Beverley Hills over recent weeks, did we expect anything else?

Lukaku, 24, officially joined United on Monday, signing a five-year deal with the Red Devils after a fee believed to be around $96.5 million was agreed with Everton.

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Speaking to MUTV, Lukaku revealed Pogba’s key role in him joining United.

“He has had a big role. Paul is one of my best friends, we are neighbors and we are always together on a daily basis,” Lukaku said. “He would explain how things were going and last year, when he signed for United, to witness that it really appealed to me and triggered something in my brain that if one day the chance came I would not say no.

“You just know and realize how big the club is and the hunger it has to win trophies. I would like to say at the end of my career that I played for a team which always challenged for trophies, and this is what the club has always done. To be here now is a blessing and I won’t take this opportunity for granted.”

Their friendship is said to go back over five years and Lukaku and Pogba both have the same agent, Mino Raiola, which has helped them become even closer.

Another good friend of Pogba’s is Antoine Griezmann.

I’m just going to leave that there and let United’s fans continue to salivate…

When he’s done playing, Pogba should become an agent.