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

by Leo Nieboer

Romelu Lukaku has claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted him to remain at Manchester United.

The Belgian completed a £75m move to Inter Milan over the summer after it became clear over the 2018-19 campaign that Marcus Rashford was the Norwegian’s first-choice striker.

Solskjaer later said that, in reference to Lukaku, he had no desire to keep players who did not want to be at the club.

However, speaking in an interview over the weekend, the 26-year-old noted how Solskjaer never wanted him to leave Old Trafford.

“Solskjaer has my eternal respect. He understood me when I said in March that it was time for me to leave England,” he said.

“I have been in the Premier League as an 18-year-old boy and now I am 26. Solskjaer wanted to keep me, but I was ready for something new.”

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