Romelu Lukaku Opens Up About Man Utd Departure, Says Club Didn't Back Jose Mourinho

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Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku opened up about his big-money exit from Manchester United last summer. He claims Jose Mourinho was not backed by the board.

Written By Daniel Arambur | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United from Everton for £75 million ($98 million) in July 2017. The highly-rated youngster went on to score 42 goals in his two seasons at the club. He moved to Inter in August last year. Playing for a new look Inter Milan under former Juventus and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, Romelu Lukaku has a tally of 18 goals for the club. He will continue to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title. In a recent interview with ESPN, the Inter Milan striker opened up about his departure from Man United.

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Romelu Lukaku opens up about Man Utd departure 

When questioned about the reasons behind his departure, Romelu Lukaku said, “I made my decision around March, and I went to the manager's office and told him it was time for me to find something else. I wasn't performing and I wasn't playing. I think it was better for both sides to go separate ways. I think I made the right decision. Manchester United has made space for the younger players to come through so I think it was a win-win situation for both of us.”

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Romelu Lukaku makes startling Jose Mourinho revelation

The former Manchester United forward had an interesting view when it came to ex-coach Jose Mourinho. Romelu Lukaku remarked, “I think Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman and now Antonio Conte. I think Jose Mourinho - if he would have had the players that he wanted, he would have done better than what we did."

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