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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 June 2018

Romelu Lukaku wants 'nothing less than trophies' at Manchester United

Belgian striker lays out his ambition after moving to Old Trafford from Everton.

Romelu Lukaku will be satisfied with nothing less than trophies every season after completing his big-money move to Manchester United.

For much of the summer it looked like the 24-year-old forward would be leaving Everton for former club Chelsea, only for United to swoop in and gazump the Premier League champions.

Lukaku has arrived in a deal worth £75 million (Dh355m) plus add-ons that could take it beyond the initial world-record €105m (Dh439.2m) outlay that took Paul Pogba to Old Trafford last summer.

The pair have been close friends for a number of years and were on holiday in Los Angeles together as the striker underwent a medical ahead of penning a five-year deal, with the option of a sixth, on Monday.

Behind the scenes at Lukaku launch

"I feel really well, I am really happy," he told Pogba in an interview for MUTV. "Delighted. I can't wait to get started.

"Last year you guys won three trophies. Now we're starting to build on that and perform better than we did last year."

Asked what his goal was, Lukaku added: "Titles every year. Nothing less. Nothing less.

"I think being at Manchester United, you have to challenge for every title that there is. Every cup or whatever.

"That's what I want and that's why I am here to help the team perform.

"I am not going to talk too much, but I am just going to perform on the pitch and do whatever it takes to win a game."

Lukaku has hit the ground running at United, training with his new teammates in LA within an hour of his big-money move.

The striker stayed with the team at their Beverly Hills hotel on Sunday and arrived with his new teammates at UCLA the following morning, signing autographs and posing for photos for supporters.

He was made to sweat as United's pre-season tour got under way, with the first of a double session on Monday taking place at Drake Stadium in temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius.