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Lukaku Reveals Solskjaer’s Role In Man United Exit

Lukaku Reveals Solskjaer’s Role In Man United Exit

Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did everything possible to make him remain at Manchester United but he lacked the energy to stay.

Lukaku joined Serie A giants Inter Milan last August which brought to an end a two-year spell at United that saw him face regular criticism for his performances, particularly in his second season with the club.

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United boss Solskjaer said in September that it had been the “right decision” to let Lukaku leave, as it allowed first-team opportunities for youngster Mason Greenwood.

In a YouTube interview with Ian Wright, Lukaku said: “One bad year can happen to everybody in their career. It was just done for me. You know what happened behind the scenes, it was just done. For me, it was done.

“It was a difficult situation where for myself I had to make a decision where I have to go somewhere where I can learn other aspects of my game and work with somebody that wanted me as well.

“Ole wanted me to stay, but I told him I was over. I didn’t have the energy. All credit to him because he’s been a man and he helped me make the move away.”

After a challenging start to the season, United’s form has picked up to put them in contention for a top-four Premier League finish, while they remained in the FA Cup and Europa League before football was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic.

 “They’re going the right way because they’re bringing in the right players,” Lukaku said. “Ole is doing a good job and the results are going for them. I’m wishing them nothing but the best.

“It’s a club that gave me a platform that I’ve never seen in my life, so for me to be disrespectful about Man U or any other club I played for in England I think is a bit childish. I think I went past that stage of talking back to people.”

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