Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he never fell out with Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea.

Mourinho signed former striker Lukaku to bring some familiarity to his squad, having worked with him during his time as Chelsea manager.

While Lukaku left Stamford Bridge for Everton early on in Mourinho’s second spell in charge, the Portuguese said: “Lukaku was my player as a kid.

“He left (Chelsea) because he was thinking he deserves more opportunity, but he’s such a good guy that during these years we were in close contact with a good relationship,” Mourinho told the Sunday Times.

“So I knew he was an intelligent guy with a positive attitude.”