The 24-year-old striker could have returned to Premier League champions Chelsea, but could not pass up the chance to move to Old Trafford.
Romelu Lukaku says he “didn’t have to think twice” about joining Manchester United once they made an offer for him.
The striker has completed a medical on Saturday after United confirmed they had reached an agreement with Everton to sign him for £75 million.
Lukaku also had the option of returning to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea matching United’s offer , but the 24-year-old said the chance to play at Old Trafford had been a goal since childhood.
“It’s the biggest club in the world. It’s a club that’s hungry to win the league again, to be dominant in the world again and the sort of opportunity I always wanted since a child,” he told ESPN .
“When they came calling I didn’t have to think twice. So I’m really delighted to hopefully be part of their history.
“Who would say no to the biggest club in the world? The best stadium in England, the best fans. It’s a perfect opportunity. I always said I want to play for a team that’s challenging for every trophy that there is.
“I think Manchester United wants to be the dominant force and if you look at the history it says enough. To become part of a club like them is something I really wanted and I’m thankful for the opportunity they gave me and now it’s time to work harder than I ever did before and I’m willing to do it.”
The Belgium international scored 25 goals in 37 Premier League appearances last term for Everton, who finished seventh in the English top flight, eight points behind United.
Around the same time news of Lukaku’s transfer emerged, it was confirmed that the striker had been arrested in Los Angeles over a noise complaint and will appear in court in California in October.