Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will need to deal with a “massive jump” after switching to Old Trafford from Everton earlier this month, club captain Michael Carrick has said.
The 24-year-old Belgian international made his debut in a 5-2 friendly win over LA Galaxy on Saturday and Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, expects the striker to thrive in an environment where expectations are high.
United, whose last competitive fixture was their Europa League victory over Ajax, kick off the next campaign against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Aug. 8 and Carrick has urged the club to target more trophies next season.
“We have to challenge the best and be the best. It has to be that philosophy at this club no matter what happens, this season is no different,” Carrick said.
United continue their North America tour with a friendly against Real Salt Lake in Utah on Monday.