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Lukaku: Me, Pogba, Sanchez the Utd scapegoats

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Gab Marcotti delves into the faith Inter have placed in Antonio Conte to get players like Romelu Lukaku to shine this campaign.
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Napoli striker Dries Mertens opens up about how he thinks fellow Belgian’s Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard will fare at Inter and Real Madrid.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels Man United and Romelu Lukaku will both benefit from the Belgian’s move to Inter Milan.
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The FC crew discusses Man United’s probable lineup to start the season and question their lack of foresight when it comes to replacing Romelu Lukaku.

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has said he, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were the regular scapegoats during his time at Manchester United.

The Belgium international spent two seasons at Old Trafford, before leaving to sign for Antonio Conte at Inter this summer, while Pogba’s long-term future is unclear having recently said it was time for a “new challenge,” and sources have told ESPN FC the Nerazzurri are also keen to sign Sanchez.

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And Lukaku said the trio were the targets for blame during a difficult 2018-19 campaign for United.

“They have to find somebody [to blame],” Lukaku said on the LightHearted podcast. “Either it’s Pogba, me or Alexis.

“It’s always the three of us. So, for me, I just see it in many ways: a lot of people don’t think I should be part of that system, that’s my feeling. The conversations that I have, I just know. What makes me laugh is: how is s— going bad with my team but, with my national team it’s good?”

Lukaku, 26, also said one of the main reasons behind his exit from United was he felt a lack of protection.

“A lot of stuff was said: ‘Rom’s going to go there, the coach doesn’t need him anymore, they want to sell him,'” he added. “That was about for a good three or four weeks.

“I’m waiting for somebody to come out and shut it down. It didn’t happen, and then I had my conversation and I told him what I said. I told him it’s better to go our separate ways, because if you guys don’t want to protect somebody but you guys say you want to keep him, if all the rumours come out — I just wanted a bit of protection.

“It never happened. All I heard was: ‘He’s got to go, he doesn’t deserve to be there blah blah blah.’ If it’s like that so be it, I want to go now.”

At Inter, Lukaku will play under Conte, who he recently described as “the best manager in the world,” and said the Italian has tried to sign him on several occasions over the past six years.

“Antonio Conte wanted me bad — he even wanted me when was at Juventus in 2013,” he said. “We have a really good relationship, we have the same agent.

“His playing style, for his team, he needed me.”

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Lukaku: Me, Pogba, Alexis were Man Utd scapegoats

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Manchester United Foundation Participant Poppy To Be Mascot For United V Liverpool
Gab Marcotti delves into the faith Inter have placed in Antonio Conte to get players like Romelu Lukaku to shine this campaign.
Manchester United Foundation Participant Poppy To Be Mascot For United V Liverpool
Napoli striker Dries Mertens opens up about how he thinks fellow Belgian’s Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard will fare at Inter and Real Madrid.
Manchester United Foundation Participant Poppy To Be Mascot For United V Liverpool
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels Man United and Romelu Lukaku will both benefit from the Belgian’s move to Inter Milan.
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The FC crew discusses Man United’s probable lineup to start the season and question their lack of foresight when it comes to replacing Romelu Lukaku.

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has said he, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were the regular scapegoats during his time at Manchester United.

The Belgium international spent two seasons at Old Trafford, before leaving to sign for Antonio Conte at Inter this summer, while Pogba’s long-term future is unclear having recently said it was time for a “new challenge,” and sources have told ESPN FC the Nerazzurri are also keen to sign Sanchez.

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And Lukaku said the trio were the targets for blame during a difficult 2018-19 campaign for United.

“They have to find somebody [to blame],” Lukaku said on the LightHearted podcast. “Either it’s Pogba, me or Alexis.

“It’s always the three of us. So, for me, I just see it in many ways: a lot of people don’t think I should be part of that system, that’s my feeling. The conversations that I have, I just know. What makes me laugh is: how is s— going bad with my team but, with my national team it’s good?”

Lukaku, 26, also said one of the main reasons behind his exit from United was he felt a lack of protection.

“A lot of stuff was said: ‘Rom’s going to go there, the coach doesn’t need him anymore, they want to sell him,'” he added. “That was about for a good three or four weeks.

“I’m waiting for somebody to come out and shut it down. It didn’t happen, and then I had my conversation and I told him what I said. I told him it’s better to go our separate ways, because if you guys don’t want to protect somebody but you guys say you want to keep him, if all the rumours come out — I just wanted a bit of protection.

“It never happened. All I heard was: ‘He’s got to go, he doesn’t deserve to be there blah blah blah.’ If it’s like that so be it, I want to go now.”

At Inter, Lukaku will play under Conte, who he recently described as “the best manager in the world,” and said the Italian has tried to sign him on several occasions over the past six years.

“Antonio Conte wanted me bad — he even wanted me when was at Juventus in 2013,” he said. “We have a really good relationship, we have the same agent.

“His playing style, for his team, he needed me.”

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Lukaku: Me, Pogba, Alexis were Utd scapegoats

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Manchester United Foundation Participant Poppy To Be Mascot For United V Liverpool
Gab Marcotti delves into the faith Inter have placed in Antonio Conte to get players like Romelu Lukaku to shine this campaign.
Manchester United Foundation Participant Poppy To Be Mascot For United V Liverpool
Napoli striker Dries Mertens opens up about how he thinks fellow Belgian’s Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard will fare at Inter and Real Madrid.
Manchester United Foundation Participant Poppy To Be Mascot For United V Liverpool
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels Man United and Romelu Lukaku will both benefit from the Belgian’s move to Inter Milan.
Manchester United Foundation Participant Poppy To Be Mascot For United V Liverpool
The FC crew discusses Man United’s probable lineup to start the season and question their lack of foresight when it comes to replacing Romelu Lukaku.

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has said he, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were the regular scapegoats during his time at Manchester United.

The Belgium international spent two seasons at Old Trafford, before leaving to sign for Antonio Conte at Inter this summer, while Pogba’s long-term future is unclear having recently said it was time for a “new challenge,” and sources have told ESPN FC the Nerazzurri are also keen to sign Sanchez.

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When does the transfer window close?

And Lukaku said the trio were the targets for blame during a difficult 2018-19 campaign for United.

“They have to find somebody [to blame],” Lukaku said on the LightHearted podcast. “Either it’s Pogba, me or Alexis.

“It’s always the three of us. So, for me, I just see it in many ways: a lot of people don’t think I should be part of that system, that’s my feeling. The conversations that I have, I just know. What makes me laugh is: how is s— going bad with my team but, with my national team it’s good?”

Lukaku, 26, also said one of the main reasons behind his exit from United was he felt a lack of protection.

“A lot of stuff was said: ‘Rom’s going to go there, the coach doesn’t need him anymore, they want to sell him,'” he added. “That was about for a good three or four weeks.

“I’m waiting for somebody to come out and shut it down. It didn’t happen, and then I had my conversation and I told him what I said. I told him it’s better to go our separate ways, because if you guys don’t want to protect somebody but you guys say you want to keep him, if all the rumours come out — I just wanted a bit of protection.

“It never happened. All I heard was: ‘He’s got to go, he doesn’t deserve to be there blah blah blah.’ If it’s like that so be it, I want to go now.”

At Inter, Lukaku will play under Conte, who he recently described as “the best manager in the world,” and said the Italian has tried to sign him on several occasions over the past six years.

“Antonio Conte wanted me bad — he even wanted me when was at Juventus in 2013,” he said. “We have a really good relationship, we have the same agent.

“His playing style, for his team, he needed me.”

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Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd and Inter Milan yet to reach agreement

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Alexis Sanchez wants to link up with ex-Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan

Manchester United and Inter Milan are yet to reach an agreement over a deal for forward Alexis Sanchez.

The Serie A side were hoping to find out if they had a chance of signing Sanchez, initially on loan, by the middle of this week.

But 30-year-old Sanchez’s £390,000-a-week salary is proving to be problematic as Inter are only prepared to pay less than half of the amount.

United view this offer as unacceptable, while Sanchez himself wants to leave.

The former Barcelona and Arsenal player is looking to link up again with his friend and former United striker Romelu Lukaku – but he is thought to be loath to accept the kind of significant wage cut that would make the move easier to complete.

Inter remain keen on the Chile forward, who has had a hugely disappointing time at Old Trafford, scoring just five goals in a season-and-a-half. Sanchez scored as many times for his country at the Copa America this summer as he did through the entire 2018-19 campaign.

If Inter fail to significantly increase their figure by the time the European transfer deadline closes on 2 September, Sanchez will remain at Old Trafford until at least January.

Unless United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a change of heart, Sanchez, who played alongside Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in a closed doors friendly against Sheffield United on Tuesday, is only likely to be involved in United’s Carabao Cup and Europa League campaigns this season.

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