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Romelu Lukaku praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 18 months after Man Utd exit

Romelu Lukaku has not looked back since leaving Manchester United for Inter Milan in 2019 – but he has nothing but good wishes for his former manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that he was happy to allow the Belgium striker to leave Old Trafford two years after he joined from Everton during the tenure of Jose Mourinho.

Lukaku managed nine goals during his 23 appearances under the Norwegian in England, and has thrived under Antonio Conte at Inter with 57 strikes in 80 outings.

While taking part in a Twitter Q&A with some of his 2.1million followers on the platform, the former Chelsea forward was asked about his relationship with the Norwegian.

When asked: “Thoughts on Ole’s work as a manager? Did you have a good relationship with him before you left?”

Lukaku wrote in response: “He is doing great. You guys have to know i love him as a manager and as a person and i wish him nothing but the best.”

The postive response comes after Lukaku explained his United departure to Ian Wright, and how Solskjaer reacted to his plans for the future.

Lukaku said in March of 2020: “One bad year can happen to everybody in their career. It was just done for me. You know what happened behind the scenes, it was just done. For me, it was done.

“It was a difficult situation where for myself I had to make a decision where I have to go somewhere where I can learn other aspects of my game and work with somebody that wanted me as well.

“Ole wanted me to stay, but I told him I was over. I didn’t have the energy. All credit to him because he’s been a man and he helped me make the move away.”

Solskjaer had said at the time of his exit: "I don't want to speak too much about other players.

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