Romelu Lukaku insists he is no ‘Didier Drogba’

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has dismissed suggestions that he is in the mould of former Chelsea great Didier Drogba whilst adding that he has a long way to progress in his career.


The Belgium international had made a good early impression following his £75m switch from Everton.

Lukaku spent his initial career with Chelsea where his dreadlocks and physique earned him comparisons with Blues great Didier Drogba. The similarities have been often discussed whenever the Belgian takes the playing field, but the 24-year-old has insisted that there is no correlation to their style of play.

“I am different. Drogba is more of a target man, I am a player that has the ball into feet, who runs in behind. There are physical similarities but we are totally different players. I am Romelu Lukaku and I want to create my own history,” he told BBC Sport.

Meanwhile, Lukaku also dismissed suggestions that he is in the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, and reiterated his desire to improve his game at Old Trafford, he said: “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.”

Despite his prowess at Everton, Lukaku failed to earn a single piece of silverware, and this urged him to pursue a fresh challenge after having turned down a lucrative deal at Goodison Park. The Champions League football has always been Lukaku’s main aim, and he will now be offered the chance to lead the line for the Red Devils, when they start their European campaign in September. Lukaku was the second-highest goal-getter in the Premier League last term with 25 in 37 outings.