Lukaku: I don't fear Zlatan... we need him at Man Utd!

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Manchester United's decision to include Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their Champions League squad has provided the clearest indication yet about a possible return date for the striker.

Lukaku has begun his United career in style by scoring three goals in his first three Premier League games for the club, and he carried his fine goalscoring form into the global break. He bagged a hat-trick as Belgium thumped Gibraltar 9-0 in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Lukaku was quoted as saying by Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws: "When Mourinho called me in NY [in the last week of June], we talked for an hour".

"I already knew for a while that Zlatan would sign but I didn't tell anyone", he said. "We have four teams who can get points, they will share points, they will discuss every result, so I think the draw is hard". In only Zlatan style, he has looked on track and was re-signed by the club last week on a £125k a week deal, to offer competition and mentorship to the club's new headline act, Romelu Lukaku. Last season, I lost a season in the chase for this record but Manchester United is where Manchester United has to be and I'm really happy with that.

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"The manager has helped me a lot to settle quickly, so it has all been very positive".

"It's a great return, 10 goals, none conceded, creating chances, scoring goals, looks like we're playing half decent football".

"For me it is all about progressing and learning in my career, and all the coaches I have had have helped me with that".

Spurs, who begin their Champions League campaign against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Wednesday, have included Fernando Llorente in their 21-man squad following the Spanish striker's move from Swansea City for around £14m on deadline day. I just say that my squad is better for sure, he is one more option, he is one more striker, he is one more experienced player, he is one more player that can play nine or 10, that can play double strikers or no, there are lots of matches to play.

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