The Red Devils confirmed they had agreed a fee with Everton for Belgium international Lukaku over the weekend, with his £75m transfer expected to be rubberstamped imminently.
Romelu Lukaku has hailed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s impact at Manchester United but insists he is not a like-for-like replacement for the veteran forward.
The 24-year-old is believed to have been Jose Mourinho’s first choice to replace Ibrahimovic – who left the club at the end of his contract – but the club had initially feared he was destined to join Chelsea.
But United managed to hijack Chelsea’s deal, and they may have both Ibrahimovic and the pair’s agent, Mino Raiola, to thank.
Ibrahimovic scored 18 Premier League goals before an ACL injury picked up in the Europa League prematurely ended his season.
Lukaku, meanwhile, netted 25 times – and recorded a further six assists – though narrowly missed out on the Golden Boot to Tottenham striker Harry Kane.