Romelu Lukaku | Inter watch | "Since [second game for United] I imagined how it would feel to leave the club."

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I don't think anyone else can do what He did, which is to join a big club and then wanting to leave after 2 games. That's a world class record right there, He could have easily been in the Guinness Book of World Record. Too bad there were no witnesses.
In a way I actually respect when a person admits that they don't like playing for a club like ours where you are under constant pressure. There will always be pressure when you are a pro footballer but it is different when playing for us. As he said himself a learned a lot about himself playing for United and I think he just figured out he didn't like the responsibillity that comes with being a frontman for United.
 

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The whole interview is on YouTube on Ian Wright’s channel. It’s a decent watch and has good insight about the atmosphere in Italy. He seems a lot happier out there.
 
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Oh, don't worry, Lukaku will keep reminding us how he wanted to leave and Ole was on his knees begging him to stay.
I’ve said it before that Lukuku is the player equivalent of Moyes. Both went to a club that was far too big for them, both turned out to be shit and quite frankly exposed as distinctly average - both won’t shut up about it!

Ole didn’t want Lukuku, certainly not as a first team player. I’m sure he would have been happy to use him in the same way as Ighalo is used. But sure as shit, Ole was not begging him to stay!
 

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I’ve said it before that Lukuku is the player equivalent of Moyes. Both went to a club that was far too big for them, both turned out to be shit and quite frankly exposed as distinctly average - both won’t shut up about it!

Ole didn’t want Lukuku, certainly not as a first team player. I’m sure he would have been happy to use him in the same way as Ighalo is used. But sure as shit, Ole was not begging him to stay!
Reminds me more of LVG. Did well somewhere else but exposed at United, then never ever ever stops talking about us.
 

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Lukaku was just one of these players who plays well in a certain system - in my opinion where they play in behind or over the top from a deep position for him to run onto. Ask him for any hold up play, neat passing triangles, give and go’s with the other forwards and he couldn't do it. The ball bounces off him, even Everton fans lamented that years before we signed him. Dont think he has much of an intelligent football brain on him to be honest. A good player overall but not what we needed. Its not uncommon for big money transfers to not work out. At least we got, give or take, what we paid for him.

All the media interviews etc are just him arse covering that he didn't fit in and wasn't good enough to lead the line for us, and knew he was going to be a bench striker so left for another league.

Theres lots of previous people from the club who like to chat shit, just like him. look at LVG, who spent 3 or 4 hundred million quid on mainly bang average/shit/random/over the hill players, then gives interviews saying stuff like he ‘didn't realise Man Utd couldn't sign ‘any player they wanted’. That was his reason for failure. He couldnt sign a load of galaticos. Its Not that he played antique football, sold all the wingers and strikers, and told the club to abandon a deal for Kroos to sign Schweinsteiger.

Dont know why people listen to this stuff. You fire managers. If players are shit, you cant fire them, you sell them, exceptions being if its a big club coming for a small clubs player, or a real madrid in for Ronaldo situation. I think I know where Lukaku fits into that
 

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I’m so glad he’s not here anymore. He’s the playing embodiment of Mourinho – an absolute misery who doesn’t seem to enjoy his very privileged position.
 

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I don’t rate Lukaku as much as the next guy but the reaction to a video of him saying good things about us is interesting to say the least.

He wasn’t good enough, he’s gone now, and he’s not going to say he wasn’t good enough.
 

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Im so glad he's no longer here. Was never the right fit for us. I hate how he says United gave him a platform, like he used us as some sort of career spring board. Inter is a step down, so i'm glad he's happy there, but good riddance.
 

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Ask him for any hold up play, neat passing triangles, give and go’s with the other forwards and he couldn't do it. The ball bounces off him, even Everton fans lamented that years before we signed him.
Everton fans have very openly warned us twice about people moving from their club to ours. When we bought Lukaku, many said we'd been fleeced with how much he cost and when we got Moyes many said he wasn't doing as well as people though, but more had the club at the exact level they should have been. Both times we thought they were just annoyed at us, both times they were right.
 

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And people still wanted Ole to keep this guy.
Who will replace his goals they said.

Rashford and Martial both outscored Lukaku's total from last season with only 70% of the season completed and Greenwood needed just one more goal to equal it.

Lukaku had a ratio of 176 minutes per goal during his 2 seasons here. This season Rashford's ratio is 124 minutes, Martial's is 158 and Greenwood's is 129.

Is there anyone who still thinks we should have kept him?
 
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Who will replace his goals they said.

Rashford and Martial both outscored Lukaku's total from last season with only 70% of the season completed and Greenwood needed just one more goal to equal it.

Lukaku had a ratio of 176 minutes per goal during his 2 seasons here. This season Rashford's ratio is 124 minutes, Martial's is 158 and Greenwood's is 129.

Is there anyone who still thinks we should have kept him?
In terms of mins to goals ratio you can add Ighalo to the list as well.

very rarely do you see a player who has such a high ego be so utterly crap.
 

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I really don’t feel about Lukaku scoring for fun in Italy. Just couldn’t be arsed at all. Why? BecUse anyone who doesn’t want to stick around and prove his greatness by lifting those around him, when the times are bad, isn’t someone I want at my club.

Lukaku doesn’t have it in him to be a true great. He just scores goals and he’s happy with that. He could have gone down as a club legend has he stuck around proven his desire to give his all for the club. But the cold hard fact is... he didn’t want to.
 

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He could have gone down as a club legend
He couldn't and he knew it. That's why he left.

He's more comfortable scoring against the smaller teams in Serie A - there's a reason he only managed to score once in 20 games against the top 6 in the PL for us and still hasn't scored against the top 4 in Serie A yet. The very definition of a flat-track bully.
 

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How big is he gonna be when he comes back from this. Sat at home until the summer with nothing but pizza and pasta for company.