Former Manchester United captain Ashley Young says he can’t ‘understand’ why the club decided to sell ‘unbelievable’ Romelu Lukaku in 2019.
Inter Milan signed the Belgium striker on a five-year deal worth £74million – making him third most expensive Serie A signing after the Juventus duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.
Young believes United made a mistake letting Lukaku go as he was ‘fantastic in the Premier League’ but admits ‘it was the right choice for him’.
Lukaku joined Manchester United in 2017 and spent two years at the club after arriving from Everton.
However, Lukaku was regularly criticised despite his impressive goal scoring tally in the Premier League, telling Sky Sports: ‘I said it at the time, I couldn’t understand the decision [to sell Lukaku]
‘Whether it was made quickly or not, Romelu has proved a lot of people wrong. He’s worked unbelievably hard.
‘There was talk that he was overweight and couldn’t do this or that. He’s smashed record and made history in Italy, he’s been unbelievable for the club.
‘For me he was fantastic even in the Premier League, to go out there and face another challenge, I think it was the right choice for him. He deserves all the plaudits he is getting.’
Lukaku has excelled in Serie A since his arrival and helped Inter Milan claim the title this.