Gary Neville has doubled down on his criticism towards Romelu Lukaku by saying he’s “delighted” that the striker has left Manchester United.
Lukaku ended a two-year spell at Neville’s old club United this month by sealing a reported €80m transfer to Inter Milan.
The Belgian striker finished his Old Trafford career with a respectable 42 goals in his 96 appearances. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival as manager spelt the end of Lukaku’s United days.
The Norwegian preferred to start the pacey Marcus Rashford as his main centre-forward instead. It left Lukaku with no other alternative but to leave as his lack of regular action coincided with doubts over his fitness.
While many have questioned Solskjaer’s decision to allow the 26-year-old to leave, however, Neville is definitely on board with it.
The United legend even recently called Lukaku out on social media, where he harshly slammed the striker for being overweight and unprofessional.
And now Neville has aimed another dig at the former Everton and Chelsea player.
“I’m delighted he’s left,” the ex-Red Devils captain wrote on Twitter.
“I won’t be happy till everyone (sic) single one of them that think they are better and bigger than the club and don’t want to be here are gone!
“Nothing at all about his nationality or him not being a good player. He will always score goals.”
When a fan asked him who he would pick between a player who scores 25 goals or someone who scores 10, but taps the badge, Neville replied: “I don’t care about 25, 10, 5 [goals per season] at the moment.
“We just need players that want to play for the club. Strip it back to that and then build a team. That’s what I want. It will take some time to do though so patience will be needed.”
Lukaku, meanwhile, will likely return to action for Inter’s trip to Cagliari this evening in the Serie A.
The Belgium international scored on his Nerazzurri debut last weekend and will hope to get on the scoresheet again to take the club back to the top of the Serie A standings.