Romelu Lukaku’s question-and-answer session with fans on Twitter produced some interesting answers on Manchester United and Chelsea.
The 27-year-old Inter Milan star has established himself as one of Europe’s best strikers this season, outdoing both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo in Italy.
In what has been an incredible Serie A campaign, Inter control a fascinating title race thanks to Lukaku’s 17 goals, which is more than anyone in the division.
His latest strike was an outstanding solo effort in a 3-0 win over rival Milan on Sunday, showcasing all of the Belgian’s devastating talent, which was only seen in previews at Chelsea and Manchester United.
Chelsea dropped the striker when he was just 21, while Man United sold him to Inter in 2019 for £ 75million, just two years after his move from £ 90million to Old Trafford.
However, the Belgian star doesn’t hold a grudge against his former clubs despite the rejection.
When asked about his feelings towards Chelsea, Lukaku told his Twitter followers: “Nothing but love. They gave me the opportunity to come to
Premier League as a child. You can’t have it all in life and I’m cool with that. I am happy that this experience has brought me to where I am today.
And when asked about his feelings towards Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who pushed him away and gave him less playing time towards the end of his Red Devils career, Lukaku’s response was equally positive.
He said, “He’s doing great. You must know that I love him as a manager and as a person and wish him only the best.
While that hasn’t worked out at Chelsea and United, Lukaku is still part of the Premier League 100 club, thanks in large part to successful spells at West Brom and Everton.
But he took his game to new levels under Antonio Conte, who tried and failed to re-sign him for Chelsea in 2017.
The Italian tactician is a famous defender of hard love – and Lukaku has given insight into his fierce training sessions at Inter.
He said: “Training is in fact a war zone. Our manager doesn’t play lol. He doesn’t like it when we hold haha. I love it.”