Romelu Lukaku says “best friend” Paul Pogba played a “big role” in his decision to sign for Manchester United.
The 24-year-old has joined United from Everton on a five-year contract for an initial £75m, with the deal believed to include £15m in add-ons.
Striker Lukaku said he and Pogba, who moved to Old Trafford from Juventus last year, are “always together”.
Speaking to MUTV, the Belgium international added that he had “the hunger to win trophies”.
Pogba, who has referred to himself as ‘Agent P’, last week posted pictures on social media of him and Lukaku together.
Lukaku said: “He is one of my best friends, and he is my neighbour as well. We are always together on a daily basis so he would explain to me how things were going.
“When he signed for United, to have witnessed that, it really triggered something in my brain and I knew that if one day I had the chance to sign then I would not say no.”
United boss Jose Mourinho was manager of Chelsea when they sold Lukaku to Everton for £28m in July 2014.
The striker spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Goodison before signing a five-year deal that summer.
Chelsea matched United’s offer to sign him from Everton, but Lukaku has been reunited with Mourinho.