Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to stop him from leaving the club in the summer.
Lukaku said this during an interview with Dutch newspaper Het Belang Van Limburg as he confirmed that Solskjaer tried to persuade him to stay at Old Trafford beyond this summer.
The Belgian international told Solskjaer about his plan to exit Manchester United this summer as early as March.
In August, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said that it was time for Romelu Lukaku to leave Manchester United as he struggled for consistency last season in what was his second season as a player for the Old Trafford club.
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Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United for Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan in August in a deal reported to be around £73m.
It was a club-record for Inter Milan in terms of signing and also a club-record for Manchester United in terms of player sales.
Manchester United have struggled for goals in his absence at times this season after failing to sign a replacement.
He has started his Inter Milan career well with nine goals in the first 12 league games and his influence has propelled the Nerazzurri to be a league title contender alongside defending champions Juventus.