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Dimitar Berbatov fears Romelu Lukaku’s European revenge

Manchester United and Inter Milan are on a Europa League final collision course heading right for one another and former United fan favourite Dimitar Berbatov believes Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku would love to knock his former side out of the competition.

Lukaku, 27, joined the Reds from fellow Premier League side Everton in 2017 in a deal believed to be worth £76.23m, as per TransferMarkt.

The Belgian striker did have a reasonably decent two seasons at United after being directly involved in 55 goals in 96 appearances for the Reds, however, the United faithful could never quite warm to the commanding forward as he often found himself the subject of intense and sometimes unfair criticism.

Football is a funny ol’ game though and Lukaku eventually found himself sold on to Inter Milan after two years at United and has since gone onto recapture some of his best form under Antonio Conte.

Lukaku already has 31 goals to his name in all competitions this season and with a possible two games still to go the powerful striker could very well add to his impressive tally.

Lukaku’s latest contribution came in his side’s Europa League quarter-final tie against Bayer Leverkusen when he scored the Nerazzurri’s winner in a 2-1 victory.

The Italian giants are now just one win away from reaching the competition’s final and with Lukaku’s former club United heading the same way, the two sides looking to be heading for a Europa League final battle.

Popular ex-United forward Berbatov believes that Lukaku would love the chance to score against his former side especially in the final.

Speaking to Betfair, as quoted by Manchester Evening News, Berbatov said: “I always said I liked him as a player, that if he got chances he would score goals. He’s very quick, and very strong, and his goal on Monday was spectacular. He’s the main danger for whoever they play against.

“Inter also have Alexis Sanchez and Ashley Young, who will know United very well. If they play United in the final, these players will want revenge, to show United that they were wrong to let them go.

“Lukaku would love the chance to bang in some goals against the team that let him go. Lukaku took a lot of criticism in Manchester, and he was right to leave. Look at him now, he has been fantastic for Inter.”

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