Gary Neville has suggested he is glad to see “overweight” and “unprofessional” Romelu Lukaku leave Manchester United.
The Belgium international arrived at Old Trafford from Everton for £75m in 2017 and has scored 42 goals in 96 games for the club since then.
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- Lukaku joined Man Utd from Everton in 2017.
- The Belgian has scored 42 goals since then.
- But he has never quite appeared settled at Old Trafford.
- Lukaku now looks set to join Inter Milan in a “dream” move for him.
- Neville has branded the striker as “overweight” and “unprofessional”.
However, Lukaku has often spoken about his “dream” of playing in Serie A and has attracted interest from Inter Milan throughout the summer.
Lukaku was also absent from recent Man Utd training sessions against the wishes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and, with a move to Inter looking more and more likely, was spotted training with his former club Anderlecht.
And although Neville believes Lukaku will continue to score goals in Italy, he believes United are making the right decision by letting him go.
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“He admitted he was overweight! He is over 100kg! He’s a Manchester United player!” he responded on Twitter when it was suggested Lukaku had the potential to be a United great when he first joined.
“He will score goals and do well at Inter Milan but unprofessionalism is contagious.”
With Solskjaer looking to install a fast, dynamic, counter-attacking style at Old Trafford, which will involve more technical players such as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial playing key roles, Lukaku has been deemed surplus to requirements.
Still, according to reports, his transfer will fetch a handsome £77m fee and could pave the way for youngster Mason Greenwood to make his mark for the Red Devils.