Lukaku Fights Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United frontman, Romelu Lukaku is unhappy at the club and has shown his displeasure towards the man he replaced, Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his lack of respect.

Lukakau did not celebrate his last two goals for the Red Devils and MirrorSport claims that his issues with Ibrahimovic are behind it.

The Belgium international was signed from Everton last summer for £75million, to effectively replace Ibrahimovic as the club’s source of goals upfront.

But Lukaku feels Ibrahimovic has refused to accept his status as the club’s No 9, since returning from a serious knee injury that had kept him out since April.

Lukaku still starts the big games for United, but has complained that Ibrahimovic has tried to take over his central striking role when he has come on as a substitute, telling him to move out wide.

The former Goodison Park star is disgruntled that manager Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff have not pulled up Ibrahimovic, who is famous for having a huge ego, about this behaviour.

Lukaku, 24, feels aggrieved — especially as he showed the older man respect by asking for his blessing to take over the No 9 shirt in July.

He did not need to do this, as Ibrahimovic was out of contract and technically not a United player at the time, and believes the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain star should now show the same respect back.

Lukaku’s resentment towards the 36-year-old is contributing to his dip in form — he has managed four goals in 10 games since Ibrahimovic returned, compared to banging in 11 in his first 10 matches.

He feels agent Mino Raiola, who represents both men, could do more to help and suspects the Italian is siding with Ibrahimovic because they have worked together far longer.

Lukaku is also annoyed with pal Paul Pogba.

 

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