Agent of £75m forward reveals reason about Man Utd departure

By | December 11, 2019

Agent of Belgian forward, Romelu Lukaku claims that the presence of Marcus Rashford and the desire of taking th3e “another challenge” led him to depart from the 20-times English champions.

The 26-year-old centre-forward spent just two campaign with Man Utd after being snapped up from the Merseyside Blues for £75million by then Red Devils head-coach Jose Mourinho.

He managed to found back of the net 42 times in 96 games, however, still failed to convince many that he was the right man for the Red Devils.

With Mourinho moved on and Norwegian manager appointed in his place, Belgian forward found himself slipping behind the likes of Antony Martial and Rashford in the pecking order.

That contributed to the decision to push for an exit, which was granted when he headed to Inter Milan for an initial fee of £73m over the summer.

The 26-year-old forward has had a positive start at the San Siro, despite some distractions, and his agent believed that they have made the best decision for both parties.

Federico Pastorello told Sky Sports: “He was happy at Man United. He liked the fans a lot.

“For sure, Man United is, I don’t want to see most important, but in the top three clubs in the world. He was happy about that.

“But I think he wanted to prove himself in another championship. He needed another challenge.

“The relationship with Ole at the end was good.

“There were maybe some issues tactically because he’s a No.9 striker and maybe sometimes in that position the coach preferred another amazing player that was Rashford.

“So the fact he moved was not down to some particular issue with Man United, he wanted to try a new experience.”

Belgian forward is already into double figures for the 2019-20 campaign, with founding back of the net 11 times recorded in just 17 appearences for Inter Milan, who are top of the Serie A table.