Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has stated that Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has become world class since leaving Stamford Bridge.
The Blues will take on Manchester United in an FA Cup final on Saturday with either of the two Premier League giants looking to salvage some silverware in a rather underwhelming campaign. And Chelsea captain has already sung praise on former club mate Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United in the summer.
Cahill believes that the Belgian international has improved massively ever since leaving the West London outfit in order to get more game time at Goodison Park with Everton. Lukaku established himself as one of the most threatening and prolific forwards with the Toffees before making the move to Old Trafford for a fee of £75 million last summer and Lukaku has had an impressive campaign with the Red Devils so far.
Cahill On Lukaku-
Speaking in a presser ahead of the FA Cup final the English veteran defender stated that it will be a tough task to keep out his former teammate Lukaku, “It’ll be difficult. I’ve played against him and trained against him loads of times; the cup final’s going to be whoever performs on the day. We’ve put the season to bed and we have a full week to prepare in the right way.”
The 32-year-old Cahill added praise to the 25-year-old Lukaku and understood his problems of playing at Chelsea during a young age, “When he was here he had talent but he was very young. He’s developed into a world-class striker so credit to him. We all know it’s hard to have time to come in as a young player — maybe the club and the supporters give you seven, eight, nine games where you’re rusty and not performing. It’s difficult to do that. They’ve gone on and developed elsewhere, and he’s gone on to be a top player. “
It should be an intriguing contest between two former mates and now rivals at Wembley. Lukaku is going on to prove his worth for United in the past few weeks and will only get better as he is focusing on improving his attributes under Jose Mourinho.