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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Romelu Lukaku 'didn't have to think twice when Manchester United came calling'

Belgian forward says he is joining the biggest club who are hungry to return to the top of competitive action.

Romelu Lukaku is thrilled to join Manchester United. Martin Rickett / AP Photo
Romelu Lukaku is thrilled to join Manchester United. Martin Rickett / AP Photo

Romelu Lukaku has conceded he did not think twice about agreeing to join Manchester United when the opportunity arose, describing the Red Devils as the "biggest club in the world".

United announced on Saturday they had reached an agreement with Everton to sign the 24-year-old in a deal understood to be worth an initial £75 million (Dh355m).

Lukaku, who has been on holiday in America, is now set to put the finishing touches on the switch and should then be able to link up with Jose Mourinho's side on their pre-season tour of the States.

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The Belgium international also concedes he is grateful to have been given the chance to join United.

"It's the biggest club in the world. It's a club that's hungry to win the league again, to be dominant in the world again," he told ESPN. "This is the sort of opportunity that I always wanted since I was a child and when they came calling I didn't have to think twice."