It might be a surprise that Lukaku mentions Mourinho in this list, having been sold by the Portuguese after failing to break into the Chelsea team.
Could Romelu Lukaku make a shock transfer to Arsenal? Arsenal is desperately looking for a new, world-class striker who can boost their offense.
When asked who he’d most like to play with, the 6ft 3in Belgium worldwide said: “Wayne Rooney”.
Lukaku never really got the chance to shine fully at Chelsea, spending most of his three years at the club on loan at either West Brom or the Toffees, before his move to Goodison Park was made permament. What is more, in his opinion Wenger is a better coach than José Mourinho, who was his manager at the Stamford Bridge.
A player like Lukaku, who is a proven Premier League goalscorer could once again raise the hopes of the Arsenal faithful who once again want to challenge for the title.
Speaking to Belgian magazine Le Vif during a Nike photoshoot, he revealed his huge admiration for and desire to play with Rooney.
Months ago, United manager Louis van Gaal had also expressed interest in the 22-year-old Belgian although no deal was pushed through until the summer transfer window closed this September. He added that missing out on the chance to play with Rooney in one team was the biggest regret in his soccer career. “He’s good in the air and knows where the goal is”, said Lukaku, as reported by the Daily Express. Unfortunately I injured myself and had to pull out. “I still regret that”.