Romelu Lukaku has heaped praise on his ex-Manchester United teammate, Zlatan Ibrahimovic who now plies his trade at Serie A giants, AC Milan.
Big Rom remains a big fan of the Swede that he once player alongside.
The two former United players now find themselves on opposite sides of the divide line with one playing for Inter Milan and the other playing for their rivals, AC Milan.
Lukaku pitched his tent with the Nerazzuris in the summer of 2019 while Ibrahimovic signed for the Rossoneris soon after, his second stint with the Milan side.
The pair of prolific forwards have been piling up impressive numbers with Lukaku impressive after ditching England’s top-flight for the Serie A.
Ibrahimovic isn’t doing badly either as he continuously proves even in the evening of his career after calling it time on his stint at the MLS where he was the second highest goalscorer in his last season.
Lukaku, speaking ahead of a derby game with the Rossoneris said he was never in doubt of the talent of the 38-year-old.
The Belgium International also claims to have taken a lot of lessons from the modern day legend during their time at Old Trafford, with Ibrahimovic always ready to offer advice to him if he felt he needed one.
“Ibra is a champion, I respect him,” Lukaku told Tiki Taka.
“In Manchester I could train every day with him, that was the most beautiful thing for me.
“It will be nice to play against him He is a great champion and professional.
“For me it’s normal that he can do those things at the age of 38. He works a lot; he always gave me advice when we played together in Manchester.”
Recent comments from Ibrahimovic also suggests that he is excited to see the Inter striker improve on his first touch.
“At Manchester United, we made a bet: ‘I’ll give you £50 for every decent first touch you make’.
“He replied: ‘What do I win if I get them all right?’ I told him nothing, he would simply become a better player.
“For the record, he never accepted the bet! Perhaps he was afraid of losing?!
“Joking aside, Lukaku has this mad hunger to prove himself to the world and I’m sure he will do well at Inter too.”