Romelu Lukaku has scored 24 goals this season for Manchester United, with eight goals in 11 games in 2018.

The striker believes that Jose Mourinho seems him as his sergeant on the pitch because of his mentality and work rate.

I think the manager in his mind thinks that I’m like his sergeant on the pitch, and that’s strange for a striker because it’s usually the midfielders. I’ve always worked hard and I’m grateful but at the end of the day, I’m a striker and I have to score goals. He has been really good but I think he knows I have that soldier mentality.

I think the work rate I am delivering to the team is a lot and he knows he can come to me whenever. I will always put the team first ahead of myself and that’s something I told him, I said ‘the team is the most important thing’.

The desire to win is bigger than ever since I came to this club, because I always wanted to win and to chase trophies. I always put that in front of my personal objectives and he knows that, and I think that’s the reason why I’m playing all the time.