Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already confirmed that Romelu Lukaku would miss Manchester United’s pre-season friendly against Inter Milan on Saturday.
The Belgian striker has been closely linked with a transfer to Inter, with the Mirror reporting on Belgian team-mate Dries Mertens urging him to join the Serie A outfit, although we are led to believe he is has been absent from training and previous matches due to injury.
Moreover, Solskjaer has been noticeably tight-lipped on the Lukaku situation, careful enough to give short answers in response to questions aimed by the press.
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Press Association reporter Simon Peach is in Singapore to cover the next leg of United’s pre-season tour and has captured a video of Lukaku sitting out the latest training session, at the National Stadium.
Romelu Lukaku watched training from the bench at Singapore’s National Stadium as #MUFC prepare to face #Inter pic.twitter.com/5UVCVed3aT
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) July 19, 2019
If our suspicions have any truth — and Lukaku is fit, just unwilling to take part in any training/matchday duties — it’s important United show him the door this summer.
He should be edging to get back on the pitch and it would be the utmost disrespect to his team-mates and fans if he’s pretending to be injured whilst trying to engineer a transfer to Saturday’s opponents Inter.