Romelu Lukaku has rejected suggestions he is a player in the mould of Didier Drogba and insisted he has a long way to go before he reaches his peak.
The Manchester United striker has scored twice during their US tour and is likely to feature in their International Champions Cup clash against Barcelona in Maryland in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Lukaku could end up costing United £90m, Sky Sports News understands, but the Belgium international has been keen to stress he is not a mere clone of Drogba, a player United boss Jose Mourinho managed with great success during his time at Chelsea.
“I am different. Drogba is more of a target man, I am a player that has the ball into feet, who runs in behind,” said Lukaku.
“There are physical similarities but we are totally different players. I am Romelu Lukaku and I want to create my own history.
“He was at Chelsea, I am at Manchester United. That is the difference.”
Lukaku also rejected the notion he is at the same level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, and reiterated his desire to improve as a player at Old Trafford.
“I am far from that level but that is where I want to aim,” he said of the comparisons.
“It is all about the team for me, I want the team to win trophies and I will do everybody in my power to make sure the team wins.
“There is always room for improvement and I just want to be the best person I can be.
“I’m 24 years of age, I cannot say I am the complete package, I can’t say I’m in my prime.
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