Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Romelu Lukaku’s lack of maturity stopped him from being a success during his time with Chelsea and the Red Devils.
Mourinho managed Lukaku at both clubs, and he feels the Belgian international has now grown as both a player and a person since moving to Italy:
“These two years at Inter Milan have given him the stature and the self-confidence that he didn’t have before. At Chelsea, he was still a kid. At Manchester United, he was still developing. At Inter he became the top man. He became loved – a big love from the supporters, love from teammates, great relations with the coach.”
It is an interesting point made by Mourinho, although it is a surprising admission, considering he approved Lukaku’s £75m move to Old Trafford back in 2017.
There has been speculation that the 28-year-old could return to England, with Manchester City and former club Chelsea both said to be keen on the striker after he scored 30 goals in all competitions last season.
However, despite the departure of influential head coach Antonio Conte in recent weeks, Lukaku has said he will be staying with the Nerazzurri this summer. United fans can seemingly rest easy knowing that he won’t come back to haunt them by playing for a rival team.