Romelu Lukaku has stated that playing along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United has served as an eye-opener which has enabled him to play better. Lukaku is known to use Mino Raiola, the same agent as Ibrahimovic before he left to join Jay‑Z’s Rock Nation in the previous year, joined Manchester United in the year 2017 leaving Everton.
During that time, Ibrahimovic who has been able to establish himself as a talisman for Manchester United after he came over from Paris Saint Germain in the previous summer had been recovering from the damage of knee ligament which he suffered in the quarter-final of Europa League as they played against Anderlecht at Old Trafford.
The pair is known to have enjoyed only a little time together playing on the ground as Ibrahimovic didn’t work his way back from his injury till the month of November and had left Manchester United to become a part of Galaxy in the month of March 2018.
Nonetheless, Lukaku says that he has managed to create a great impression on him and hadn’t been willing to concede his position at the first choice striker of Manchester United without any kind of fight.
Everything that he learned from Zlatan proved to be really great, from the stories that he told him when he had been in Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan, and also Ajax and from being on the field along with him. Lukaku says he got to see how competitive he actually is.