Former Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku reportedly convinced his ex-teammates to leave Old Trafford because of the club’s atmosphere.
Romelu Lukaku might not have been the greatest signing in the world but he did score 42 goals in 96 appearances for Manchester United. While those numbers are not terrific, they are better than a number of players for the Red Devils in recent times.
Unfortunately, he was probably never used to the best of his abilities at Old Trafford. And having scored 34 goals for Inter Milan last season, he has shown that he can be a terrific striker in the right setup.
That has been the story of Manchester United for the last few years though. They have always signed big names in the transfer market but things have not quite worked out for reason. After leaving Old Trafford, these players have shown their qualities elsewhere. Other than Lukaku, the names of Angel Di Maria and Memphis Depay come to mind.
If recent reports are to be believed, then the Belgian striker was not happy during his stay at Manchester United. He felt the dressing room was ‘divided’ at the club and has noticed a change since joining Inter Milan. In fact, he even convinced Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young to join the Italian giants.
Lukaku was tired of United because Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial were struggling to pass him the ball.
“It was a picture of a dressing room divided in groups.
“When Sanchez and Young asked him before signing how things were at Inter, the first answer was ‘really good, there are no clans’.”
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The truth of the matter is that Lukaku never quite reached the expectations that came along with his £75 million transfer move to the Theatre of Dreams. And at the end of the day, the club would have been happy to offload him to Inter Milan for a similar fee.
On the top his game he is undeniably a great striker. But unfortunately, he was just not the right fit for Manchester United. And neither was Alexis Sanchez for that matter.
On the other hand, Ashley Young was well past his prime and was no longer at the level required to be starting regularly for the Red Devils. And most fans would probably argue that the club should have let him go earlier than they did.