Lukaku backs Mourinho despite Man Utd sacking and targets trophy and top four finish this season

ROMELU LUKAKU insists Jose Mourinho deserves respect for his time at Manchester United.

The striker has also refused to compare the man who took him to Old Trafford and the current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

 Romelu Lukaku won't have a bad word said about Jose Mourinho

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Romelu Lukaku won't have a bad word said about Jose Mourinho

Solskjaer could make it nine straight wins on the spin with three points at home to Burnley tonight.

And the Norwegian will set a Premier League record if his side beat the Clarets becoming the first boss in the Premier League era to win their first seven games in charge, eclipsing Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti’s six.

Lukaku told Eleven Sports: "I’m not going to compare the two managers.
"I believe that Mourinho has done a lot for this club.

 Jose Mourinho took Romelu Lukaku from Everton for £75million

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Jose Mourinho took Romelu Lukaku from Everton for £75million
 And Lukaku is enjoying being part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad chasing down Champions League spot

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And Lukaku is enjoying being part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad chasing down Champions League spot

"He won trophies, so I have a lot of respect for him.

"He is the coach who signed me."

Lukaku, 25, joined the Reds for £75million in 2017 from Everton and was the first-choice forward under Mourinho.

But the striker has lost his place to in-form Marcus Rashford who has scored four in his last four Premier League games.

Lukaku starred in the FA Cup 3-1 win at Arsenal last Friday playing a key role in United’s opening two goals.

And despite yet to start in the league under Solskjaer, the forward is enjoying being part of the squad back in the hunt for a Champions League spot and in the mix to win a domestic cup.

He added: "Solskjaer has just started his story here.

"I hope that all goes well. I just hope we finish in the top four and that we win a trophy."

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ROMELU LUKAKU insists Jose Mourinho deserves respect for his time at Manchester United.