Lukaku says Manchester United boss Solskjaer wanted to keep him
Former Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku says he "didn't have the energy" to stay at the club despite manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanting him to remain at Old Trafford. The prolific forward moved to Serie A last August, which brought an end to a two-year spell at United. Here's what the player had to say regarding the entire chapter.
Lukaku was criticized for one bad year at United
Lukaku was criticized for his second year with the club after an indifferent run of form. Meanwhile, in September, Solskjaer that it had been the "right decision" to let Lukaku leave, as it allowed first-team opportunities for youngster Mason Greenwood. Lukaku told In a YouTube interview with Ian Wright that one bad year can happen with everybody in their career.
Ole wanted me to stay: Lukaku
"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." "Ole wanted me to stay, but I told him I was over. I didn't have the energy. All credit to him because he helped me make the move away," claimed the Belgian.
It was just done for me, claims Lukaku on United
"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," said Lukaku.
They're going the right way: Lukaku on United
United were in their best period of the current season when the coronavirus pandemic struck and forced suspension of football. Lukaku feels United are going the right way under Ole. "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."