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Romelu Lukaku claims Alexis Sanchez was ‘destined’ to play for Manchester United

Worried for your place? Romelu Lukaku breaks silence on Alexis Sanchez's arrival
Alexis Sanchez has given Jose Mourinho a selection headache in attack (Picture: Getty)

Romelu Lukaku believes Alexis Sanchez was ‘destined’ to play for Manchester United.

Sanchez completed a high-profile move from Arsenal to Old Trafford in January in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head in the opposite direction and the Chilean has made two appearances for his new side.

The forward’s arrival at United may have had Lukaku worrying for his place but the Belgium international has welcomed his new team-mate to the club with open arms.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Lukaku said: ‘I work hard and do everything to make sure I am in the starting line-up. It is the manager’s choice [if I am picked], but he knows what I can do for the team – I score goals and give assists and I think in my short time here I have been important for the team.

‘He [Sanchez] is a Manchester United player – he was destined to play here.

Worried for your place? Romelu Lukaku breaks silence on Alexis Sanchez's arrival
Alexis Sanchez has made two appearances for the Red Devils (Picture: Getty)
Worried for your place? Romelu Lukaku breaks silence on Alexis Sanchez's arrival
The Chilean is yet to score for his new club (Picture: Getty)

‘He deserves to be on the big stage. It was something he wanted as well.

‘He has a lot of experience after playing for Barcelona and Arsenal. I admire the quality he has on the ball, but especially his will to win.

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‘People were criticising him for being moody, but he is not like that. He is a just a winner.

‘I speak Spanish, so it is easy for me to communicate with him. He speaks good English as well. We always try to make a player feel comfortable, and he feels very comfortable here now. I think we will see the best of him.’

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