Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United under a cloud in 2019, when ESPN reported that the club reprimanded him for posting confidential player data on social media and Athletics claimed he had been sent to train with those under 23 years of age. He ended up training with the former Anderlecht instead before being sold to Inter Milan.
Lukaku to his credit was successful at Inter Milan, but no United fans were fooled after seeing him score just 12 Premier League goals during his last season as Red Devil.
United’s big mistake was not replacing Lukaku effectively, and having to listen to the media, quoting his Serie A goal record and suggesting he should never have gone.
A return to Chelsea has provided greater perspective on Lukaku for all involved. After making a £ 97 million move, Lukaku has scored five Premier League goals and overall underwhelmed with his overall game. He’s not the ‘different’ striker Chelsea fans bragged they got.
Instead, he looks remarkably close to the United version rather than the Inter version, and now the Belgian is getting more criticism after being publicly out to criticize Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, just months after he returned and for promise his desire to return to Inter Milan.
Chelsea fans are unhappy with Lukaku’s comments, United supporters warned them …
Lukaku’s comments, which were also reported by BBC Sport, have gone down like a lead balloon at Chelsea and they are particularly bad considering he had actually come back in a bit of form in front of goal in recent matches.
For a player who told Uefa.com just two months ago that he could ‘do anything’, his decision to publicly criticize Tuchel’s tactics is strange and somewhat questionable.
He had boasted: “I know a little bit of everything, and in some matches when I know there is a lot of room behind the defense, I play differently. The reason I’m so productive [in front of goal] because I can do a little bit of everything. “
Chelsea fans are not impressed with the striker, as seen by these comments on social media …
Lukaku’s past at Inter Milan has also looked a little less impressive in recent months in the context that Edin Dzeko, 35, has replaced his goals with 11 already in this campaign.
Seeing his situation at Chelsea clear up already comes as a little surprise when it worries Manchester United fans, and several take to Twitter in response to the interview being published …
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