Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has warned Romelu Lukaku he has to be “strong enough mentally” to succeed at Old Trafford, offering the striker advice about playing for the Red Devils following their switch.

Rooney moved back to Goodison Park on a free transfer this month, while Lukaku traded places in a £75 million deal. The Englishman implored United’s new frontman to show strong resolve above all else, per the Mirror‘s Simon Mullock:

“Playing for Manchester United is a test of character, as well as your ability.

“You have got to be strong enough mentally to accept the challenge ­because United is a ­football club that demands success.

“Romelu has to be strong enough to take up that challenge. If he does that, then, with the ability he has got, he will be a success. But if he doesn’t face the challenge, if he worries about things, then it will be more difficult for him. Hopefully, Romelu has got people there who will give him the right ­guidance and get the best out of him.”

         

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Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has warned Romelu Lukaku he has to be 'strong enough mentally' to succeed at Old Trafford, offering the striker advice about playing for the Red Devils following their switch. Rooney moved back to Goodison Park on a free transfer this month, while Lukaku traded...