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Jose Mourinho praises 'humble' Romelu Lukaku

Mourinho praises 'humble' Lukaku
By Reuters

28/09/2017 at 07:21Updated 28/09/2017 at 08:21

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised striker Romelu Lukaku for his humility and eagerness to develop after the striker scored twice in a 4-1 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow.

The powerful 24-year-old Belgian has netted 10 goals this season following his £75 million move from Everton.

"He's humble, he wants to learn all the time, he wants to improve all the time," Mourinho said. "I think the ambition is there."

Mourinho said Lukaku's numbers this season were "amazing", attributing his success to his side's solid performances.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal with Ashley Young

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal with Ashley YoungReuters

"It's a great achievement but it's only possible with a good team," Mourinho said.

"And the team is solid, the team is playing well. We start the competitions strong."

Lukaku, who signed a five-year contract with Manchester United in July, had rejected a new deal at Everton in March to reunite with Mourinho, under whom he played at Chelsea.

United, unbeaten this season and level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, lead Champions League Group A by three points after convincing wins over Basel and CSKA.

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