Manchester United legend Gary Neville tears into ‘overweight’ and ‘unprofessional’ Romelu Lukaku as striker joins Inter Milan

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Romelu Lukaku finally got his move to Inter and Gary Neville appears just as happy the striker will no longer play for Manchester United.

After months of speculation, Lukaku left United for Serie A in a reported £72million deadline-day deal.

The Premier League club announced the Belgium striker’s departure two years after signing from Everton for £75million.

Gary Neville has ripped into Romelu Lukaku after his move to Inter Milan

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Gary Neville has ripped into Romelu Lukaku after his move to Inter Milan

The 26-year-old scored 42 goals in 96 games for United, but had been linked with a move away for most of the summer and he did not feature in manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-season plans.

The former Chelsea forward, who had also been linked with Juventus, has signed a five-year deal with Antonio Conte’s side.

And Neville believes he knows why his former club were so keen to shift the 26-year-old.

Responding to a post from Andy Mitten, editor of fanzine, United We Stand, Neville tweeted: “He admitted he was overweight! He is over 100kg! He’s a Manchester United player!

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“He will score goals and do well at Inter Milan but unprofessionalism is contagious.”

The striker’s professionalism came into question this summer amid reports of a fall-out with Solskjaer and teammate Paul Pogba.

He reacted to his apparent lack of pace by tweeting confidential training data last Friday that revealed him to be the second-fastest United player during a speed test last month, only to be ordered by the club to delete the post.

Lukaku missed all of United’s pre-season friendlies as he looked to secure a move away to Serie A.

He failed to report for training this week and angered Solskjaer and risked insurance issues by taking part in sessions with former club Anderlecht.





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