Pally has a point.
Romelu Lukaku has been labelled ‘disrespectful’ to the club by expressing an interest in joining Juventus, according to former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister.
The Belgium international is one of a number of United players who have struggled for form this season, scoring just four goals in 11 appearances, in which he missed sitters beyond belief.
While on international duty last week, Lukaku took up the opportunity to talk about playing in Italy in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, as per TalkSPORT.
The Premier League striker was asked about moving to Italy. He replied: “Why not? I hope it happens.
“Juve have a great project in place and they just keep going. Every year they try to get stronger.
“Without doubt, Juve are one of the two-three best teams in Europe.
“They’ve got a great coach on the bench and extraordinary players in every area of the team.”
While Juve are probably the only Serie A outfit that could realistically finance a move for Lukaku, he wasn’t asked directly about the Bianconeri. Lukaku was asked about moving to Serie A.
It’s hardly surprising that these comments haven’t gone down well with four-time Premier League winner Pallister, speaking exclusively to 888sport, who believes the player has made a big mistake.
He said: “I think it’s disrespectful at times if you start mentioning other clubs when you’re actually contracted to the club you’re at.
“If it’s in your mind I’ve got no problem with that but to put it in print I’ve got a problem with that.
“At a time when a club is under real pressure to have their leading goal-scorer say he’d like to move abroad – if that’s what he has done – is not the ideal scenario.”
Lukaku’s comments should also be deemed disrespectful to his teammates who, according to the Daily Mail, are butthurt in regard to views aired by former United players.
It should be more damning that one of the lads you’re currently playing with has his sights set on playing elsewhere…