Romelu Lukaku: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted me to stay at Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 2018-18

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to keep me at Manchester United, claims Romelu Lukaku

The former Everton man was sold and the Chile global moved to San Siro on a loan deal with an option to make the transfer permanent.

Lukaku is part of the Belgium squad for the ongoing global break and when speaking to reporters, the striker admitted he made a decision to leave United earlier this year.

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Lukaku left Man Utd following a summer of discontent regarding his future in England, and the 26-year-old was even told to stay away from the rest of the Red Devils team during pre-season.

The Belgian striker eventually joined Inter as he appeared to be surplus to requirements in Solskjaer's style of play, but Lukaku told Het Belang van Limburg that he chose to leave "in March" as he was "ready to try something new".

'Solskjaer has my eternal respect, ' said Lukaku.

Lukaku has scored nine goals in 12 Serie A appearances for Inter, but was subjected to racist abuse by Cagliari fans in September.

The Belgian was not a first choice striker for Solskjaer last season, but that is no longer is the case at Inter.

He said, "My relationship with Solskjaer was good. The people on the street are very good to me and it's on that, that I want to focus".

"I was prepared because I had spoken to other footballers about it". We play in a system with two strikers and that suits me.

"I knew it would happen".

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