After sealing his move to Inter Milan for £73 million, Romelu Lukaku was subjected to swathes of criticism from Manchester United legend Gary Neville, who termed him as “overweight and unprofessional”.
Lukaku signed a five-year contract with Inter Milan to put an end to the long transfer saga that once saw Juventus interested in him while offering Paulo Dybala on a swap deal. Lukaku missed the last two training sessions with United as he trained with Anderlecht and went ahead to leak data of his training with the Red Devils.
Neville launched an attack on Lukaku about his weight and unprofessionalism, “I think he is a really good player – he’ll score a lot of goals and do well at Inter Milan. But the idea of a player being overweight for me is unforgivable. There’s no excuse for not being fit.
“If Manchester United are trying to set a new tone and culture through the club, which Ole is trying to do, any lack of professionalism has got to be stamped upon. He [Lukaku] didn’t want to be here anyway. Romelu Lukaku has admitted himself that he was overweight so he has removed all doubt.”