Romelu Lukaku Reveals the Moment He Knew His Time at Manchester United Was at an End

​Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has insisted that he wants to continue working hard and improving to repay the faith that was shown in him by the Italian club, also opening up on the moment he knew his time at Manchester United was over.

The 26-year-old has made a fine start to life in Italy following his big money summer move from the Red Devils. He has bagged nine goals in 12 Serie A appearances, with his side currently sat second in the table, only one point behind leaders Juventus.

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Lukaku joined in a deal worth up to potentially €80m, with the Belgian brought in to be the main goal threat, especially following the eventual departure of ​Mauro Icardi to Paris-Saint Germain. Despite a promising start, the former United man has once again reiterated that he wants to continue to prove why the Italian giants forked out so much for his services. 

Lukaku told Corriere dello Sport (​via Football Italia): “I don’t mind being the most expensive player in ​Inter‘s history, nor replacing Icardi, who gave a lot here in Milan. When I arrived, Mauro was very nice and kind to me. I wish him all the best at Paris-Saint Germain and hope he wins there. We are two different forwards.

“It would be nice to be Capocannoniere, but I’m not the type of player who says I want this or that individual title. I think of the team first. My biggest motivation is helping the team, and to help the team we score goals.

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“So far everything has been fine, but I want to do better by working to the maximum every day in training. Now I’m at 100%, but I don’t stop, I want to show Inter that they decided well in signing me.”

​Lukaku further went on to discuss the moment he knew his time at Old Trafford was up, continuing: “Once I learned that [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer planned to put me on the wing, then I knew my time at ​Manchester United was over.”

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The former ​Chelsea player reiterated his love for Inter, before revealing his role models. He said: “I’ve dreamed of Inter for some time. I loved Ronaldo and Adriano, but it was Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] that taught me everything, especially in our talks on the team bus. I believe he will return to Serie A.”

Conte’s men travel to take on Torino late on Saturday and will be hoping to pick a valuable three points as they look to keep up with Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus. 

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