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Romelu Lukaku thanks Michael Carrick for aiding his learning curve

Belgium international Romelu Lukaku has thanked Michael Carrick for transforming him into a better player during the second half of last season. The 24-year-old joined United on a £75m deal from Everton last summer and despite his mid-season struggles, he ended the campaign on a good note with 29 goals across all competitions.

Speaking on MUTV, Lukaku credited Carrick for his improvement during the second half of the campaign after he had gone through a phase where he was struggling to find the scoresheet, he told MUTV: “Michael, I want to say a big thank you for what you’ve done for me since January. I mean, not a lot of people will know that now we do video sessions after every single game to prepare for the next game and, like I’ve said, sometimes you think those video sessions don’t help me going forward. But they do because I became a better player and I became a better version of myself.”

Lukaku was the undisputed first-choice striker for United during the course of the 2017/18 season but he would undoubtedly be disappointed towards the ending where he has succumbed to an unfortunate ankle injury. The issue hampered his chances of participating for United during the month of May and he was only a late substitute during the FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea.

Despite this, Lukaku has moved on quickly from his disappointment and he is currently in fine form for the Belgium national team ahead of the summer World Cup. The marksman scored a stunning brace during the 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia before drawing blank in a 0-0 draw against Portugal. Since then, he has found the scoresheet in a 2-0 triumph over Egypt and he appears to have reclaimed his goalscoring touch ahead of the Russia trip.

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