A section of the Manchester United supporters have expressed their satisfaction over the fact that Romelu Lukaku could remain with the club beyond the summer. The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan, but it appears that the deal may not materialise with the Nerazzurri far off from meeting the Red Devils’ demands.
According to BBC Sport, the 26-year-old appears increasingly likely to remain with United, considering they have been no formal bids to secure his signature. It is added that the Nerazzurri have been the front-runners to land the former Everton ace, but they are unlikely to pay more than £75m, considering they are being monitored by UEFA for the Financial Fair Play.
In response to this story, a number of United fans have given the green light for Lukaku to return to the starting lineup and potentially reclaim the centre-forward role from Marcus Rashford. Here are some of the reactions on Twitter…
Best striker at the club
— Deh (@DEHCHROMOSOME) July 12, 2019
Very good to hear. Least the guy can have another season to prove the club, Ole and is fans that he can perform in the big games. The points that count! #mufc
— Ross Sowerby (@Ross_Sowerby01) July 12, 2019
I’m glad, think players will step up this season. Rom inform is a big player for us
— Mitchell Crampton (@mitchpal17) July 12, 2019
I actually agree with this. I’m sick of us selling players for cut price fees. The guy is 25/26, can still bang in goals and is Belgium’s all time leading scorer. Why should we give him away for less than what we want? Especially to Inter after what they did to us with Perisic.
— Talk to Frank (@FrankyM85) July 12, 2019
Yesssssss… Can't trust rashford for the whole season..
— Naveen Prasad (@shora7) July 12, 2019
I still choose him ahead Rashford as ST.
— Vorapone (@vorapone) July 12, 2019
Lukaku had a mixed second season with the Red Devils last term and he contributed just 15 goals across all competitions. Moreover, he had gone through different stages where he experienced a lengthy goal drought and that witnessed Rashford getting a regular chance to lead the line towards the end of the campaign.
Despite this, he has managed a more than decent return of 42 goals from 96 appearances for the club and a report from The Sun has recently indicated that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the striker to remain at Old Trafford for the forthcoming season to prove his worth.