Wayne Rooney has told Romelu Lukaku he must be mentally strong if he wants to become a massive success at Manchester United.
He warned the Belgian the game is harder for new signings at Old Trafford than when he joined the club in 2004, especially as the club look to get back to winning ways.
Rooney rejoined Everton as Lukaku moved in the opposite direction, and the Englishman has offered him some advice, claiming any weakness will be exposed at England’s biggest club.
“Playing for Manchester United is a test of character,” he said.
“You’ve got to be strong enough mentally to accept the challenge. United are 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, then he will be a success. If he worries about things then it will be more difficult.”
Rooney was just 18 when he signed for United and went on to become the club’s leading goalscorer, winning every possible English and European trophy available.
Lukaku will hope to reach similar success during his time at the club, as there’s no doubt he has the quality to go on and break records if he stays at Old Trafford long enough.