Romelu Lukaku is officially a Manchester United player after the club took to social media to confirm the worst kept secret in football over the past week or so.
They even gave him a fancy new hashtag just like his pal Pogba last year.
Our latest box office signing is Made for Manchester: @RomeluLukaku9! https://t.co/q2QG4SEGvn pic.twitter.com/cr7N5zOmZK
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2017
It's clear that Paul Pogba's influence in his decision to choose Manchester United over Chelsea, as the two once again chose to vacation in America together, but it turns out they were aware of each other from very early on.
In order to inform their fans about the latest signing, MUTV set up a 1-on-1 interview between Lukaku and Pogba, where the Belgian explained, among other things, that he and his new teammate formed a friendship when both were not playing as young players at United and Chelsea.
The first time? At Stamford Bridge, but I knew about you when I was 15. My Dad came to the house and, I remember when you guys played my brother with Belgium against France, and my Dad said; 'Rom, I've seen a guy, midfield, #10, captain, Paul Pogba or whatever his name is. Left foot, right foot, sixty yards like it was nothing'.
I was like, really? I asked my brother and he told me it's true.
But then we met at Stamford Bridge, remember? The 3-3 We weren't playing, sitting the stands, looking at each other like what are we doing here?
Tough times, but good memories. I think it formed us to what we are today.
The two are clearly going to enjoy playing alongside each other, and if they form a potent partnership it could be very good news for Manchester United fans, especially as both a just entering their prime at 24 years of age.
It's clear the Belgian will have no trouble settling in with the squad as they are all meeting up at UCLA for training today.