Romelu Lukaku speaks out on Man Utd’s UEL exit as Inter book final spot


Romelu Lukaku has spoken on Manchester United’s Europa League elimination, as the former Red Devils striker believes they look “really good for next season”.

Manchester United were knocked out by Sevilla on Sunday, as they fell 2-1 to the La Liga team in Cologne.

In doing so, Solskjaer’s side could not book a date with Lukaku’s Inter, with the Belgian netting a brace in his club’s record-breaking 5-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Monday.

“No, United tried their hardest. They had a really good season. Ole did a good job,” Lukaku told BT Sport.

“The players did really well. Greenwood is coming through, Martial and Rashford, I expected that. I’m really happy for them. “They look really good for next season. I have no doubts.”

Lukaku continued his good form on Monday, scoring in his 10th consecutive Europa League game dating back to his time at Everton.

The five-goal victory saw Inter Milan seal the biggest Europa League semi-final win ever, with Lukaku full of praise for how his team played the game from the opening whistle.

“We knew that they were really good in combinations, short combinations,” he said. “And as long as we kept the centre of the defence close, I don’t think we would have any problems because the physicality of us was a bit too much for them.

“In the second half, we came through and showed our power and our patterns of play really disrupted them a lot.”

He added: “The team is doing well. Everybody is trying to do their best. We worked really hard in the little camp that we had. It was tough, but now you see the results of the hard work we put in.

“Physically and tactically, everyone is 100 per cent, so hopefully we can keep going.”


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