Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku: Romelu Lukaku calls for social media chiefs to meet

Lukaku has scored 32 goals in 45 games for Man Utd this season

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has called for social media chief executives and footballers to meet ahead of the new season.

The Belgian, 23, has been targeted by trolls since his £75m move from Everton in July.

“We don’t get involved with what you (trolls) say, we see it and we shut it down,” he said.

“I don’t know what is the problem but it’s not a problem I want to be involved in.”

Lukaku has been targeted by abusive tweets on Twitter since moving to Old Trafford from Everton.

The Manchester-born player said last month that some of the messages on social media had threatened him and his family’s safety.

On Tuesday, he appeared on BBC Radio 5 live’s You Call The Shots programme, which features the footballer as a guest.

In the show, which aired after the Premier League’s transfer deadline closed on August 31, Lukaku said he was focused on playing football.

“I’m just concentrating on football and doing what I do best,” he said.

“When you start thinking about this it’s distracting from what you’re doing.”

The 23-year-old and his team-mates are currently preparing for their Premier League opener at home to Leicester City on Saturday.

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