Romelu Lukaku makes Man United transfer decision amid Inter interest

By Mirror: Wednesday, June 12th 2019 at 12:46 GMT +3 | Football
Romelu Lukaku wants to bounce back from a tough season with Manchester United. [Courtesy]

Romelu Lukaku has revealed he has made a decision on his Manchester United future as Inter Milan continue to keep tabs on his situation in the Premier League.

Lukaku scored with two close-range finishes as Belgium beat Scotland 3-0 at the King Baudouin Stadium on Tuesday to secure a fourth straight win in Euro 2020 qualifying and move clear of the chasing pack in Group I.

The striker's exploits for his nation come after a tough season at club level in which he lost his place in the first-team at Old Trafford.

Lukaku struggled to impress under Jose Mourinho's leadership at the start of last season and continued to underwhelm when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the sacked Portuguese in December.

The former Chelsea hitman managed just 15 goals in all competitions and has been linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer as Solskjaer oversees a squad overhaul.

Lukaku opened the scoring for Belgium with this finish. [Courtesy]

There has been increased speculation linking him with a summer move to Inter Milan, who are now managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, and Lukaku has refused to rule out a switch to Italy.

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“I have a contract with Man United," he said regarding his future.

"I’ll speak with my club and my agent Federico Pastorello to make the best decision.

"I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see. If I expect a busy summer? Yes.”

The striker also admitted that he has had tough season for United but is adamant it will make him a stronger person.

"I've had a difficult season at club level," he added. "I lost my place and haven't played much.

"But that is a phase in my career and it will help me for the next step." 

Scotland manager Steve Clarke worked with Lukaku during his loan spell with West Brom, but there were no favours given from the powerful Old Trafford striker who might have scored a hat-trick at least.

Clarke said: "I got a big cuddle with him in the tunnel and he apologised for scoring.

"Romelu is a fantastic character. I enjoyed working with him.

"He was a young boy when he worked with me, he has grown since then, strong, a goal scorer and he has played for some of the best clubs in the Premier League.

"He continues to develop as a player and he wants to get better and better."

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