Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:49 AM
Gary Palister claims he lacks mobility and his weight problems cost Romelu Lukaku his career at Manchester United.
The 26-year-old ended his two-season tenure at Old Trafford earlier, joining Inter in the £ 73.75 million deal.
Lukaku's exit turned out to be pretty insatiable after being restricted to training with the Anderlecht boys club and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed his relief at the attacker's exit.
And after a poor 2018/19 season in which Lukaku scored only 15 goals from 45 appearances, Palister thinks the writing was on the wall for the Belgian.
"I think Lukaku is the goal scorer and will score a lot of goals, but the way they want to play is sometimes too difficult," Palister said Purpose, "You are watching the pace in this game; maybe Ole looks at him and says he can't put it in his game for me. He was in excess of requirements. "
Reports in Italy also say that Lukaku is struggling with his frame after weighing 104 kg for pre-season workouts and was ordered to lose less than 100 kg.
However, Palister believes that while Lukaku remains a decent goal poacher, his style is not appropriate for the type of football Solskjaer wants to apply to Old Trafford.
"He is a goalkeeper, an instinctive goalkeeper. It's not the most clinical, but it will give you 15-20 goals a season, but we were looking for more rounded players, "he continued.
"He plays [Jesse] Lingard, [Anthony] Fighting and [Marcus] Rushford and we caught Chelsea sleeping on the ball high on the pitch. So when you can do that, you'll have more space to get in and score more goals. "
Lukaku he had fallen to the pecking order at United under Solskjaer, but on his move to Inter Milan it will probably be seen that Chelsea's former man starts as Antonio Conte's first choice – assuming he has dropped the necessary weight.
The striker is likely to make his Serie A debut for the Nerazzurri in the season opener against Lecce on Monday, August 26th.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer explained why another of last season's stars, Fred, failed to adapt during his first year at Old Trafford.
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