Romelu Lukaku Seems To Aim Dig At Former Teammate Anthony Martial
Romelu Lukaku has appeared to take a dig at Anthony Martial for celebrating France's World Cup win and has also claimed he, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were scapegoats at Manchester United last season.
Lukaku was desperate for a move away from United all summer and just before the Premier League season started he got his wish, moving to Italy to team up with Antonio Conte at Inter.
The Belgian striker has spoken in detail for the first time since leaving Old Trafford, speaking on the LightHearted Podcast, and the 26-year-old seemed to take aim at Anthony Martial, having a dig about French players celebrating winning the World Cup who didn't get picked.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferred Marcus Rashford as his starting centre forward over Lukaku, when he replaced Jose Mourinho last December, and the former Chelsea striker only scored 12 league goals last term.
The new Inter man claimed that he had been made a scapegoat for the Premier League clubs' issues at the end of last season, along with Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, saying, "They have to find somebody. It is Pogba, it is me or it is Alexis. It's the three of us all the time. For me, I just see it in many ways.
"A lot of people don't think I should be part of that system. That's my feeling from the conversations that I have, I just know.
"For me, the thing that makes me laugh a lot is how the hell is s*** going bad with my team, but when I'm with my national team it's good? I'm happy."
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Lukaku, who may have ended up at Juventus if Paulo Dybala had agreed to go the other way, did praise his former team, adding, "The team has so much potential to do great stuff. A lot of talent, but it's not only talent, it's about building a team."
The former United forward could soon be reunited with Sanchez as the Red Devils and Inter continue to negotiate a deal for the Chilean who has flopped much harder than Lukaku in his 18 months at the club.
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Here's the full interview: