The Blues notably tried to sign the Belgian from Everton before he ended up sealing a £75million move to Old Trafford instead, and are now being forced to pursue Morata – who was snubbed by United in favour of Lukaku< /a>.
Yorke, however, believes his old club have landed the superior player over the more ‘glamorous’ option who may well end up at Stamford Bridge instead.
The former Red Devils striker knows a thing or two about how to make an impact in title-winning sides, and is delighted to see Lukaku end up in Manchester after his tremendous form in four seasons at Everton.
‘In my opinion he’s my first choice and I’m delighted he’s joined our football club,’ Yorke told ESPN.
‘I know that the boy Morata is the people’s choice because he’s a more glamorous one.
‘But when you look in terms of consistency, in terms of what someone’s done in the Premier League who has been there and done it over the past three seasons, he’s been one of the most consistent.
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‘In my opinion a great person for us to join our club. That’s the reason why they paid this enormous fee for him, because he’s a great player and he has to believe he’s a great player.’
United struggled for goals in the Premier League last season, finishing with the worst scoring record in the top seven and drawing 15 games despite often dominating in terms of scoring chances.
Lukaku, meanwhile, scored 25 in the league for Everton, finishing second only to Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.