Published: Sat, September 09, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Romelu Lukaku: I can handle pressure of being Man United's star striker

Romelu Lukaku: I can handle pressure of being Man United's star striker

Everybody who follows football knows exactly who Zlatan Ibrahimovic is.

The Belgium worldwide has made a flying start to his career at Old Trafford with four goals in his first four competitive games, and ahead of a tricky Premier League trip to Stoke on Saturday and the start of the Champions League next week, he says he can handle the responsibility of being the club's main goal scorer.

Moreover, the Red Devils signed a new deal with legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as well.

United face Stoke City in their fourth Premier League game of the season on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic has signed another one-year-contract with Manchester United as the forward makes a speedy recovery from his injury. He doesn't give the players a chance to rest on the pitch, he really wants everyone to fight on the pitch and in training and that's what I like about him.

Considering the 11-year age gap between the duo, who coincidentally are managed by super agent Mino Raiola, it's safe to assume the burly Belgian will be United's No.1 striker for this season and the foreseeable future as well. United are able to transition into counter attacks faster, they're able to mix up their style of play and their attacks without being one-dimensional which was a common feature for United for the last few seasons.

The 36-year-old will have to compete with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford for a place in Mourinho's starting lineup upon his return to full fitness, but we won't count against him making sure that he's the alpha male of United's striking contingent when he does fully recover.

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