Having refused to rejoin the squad for training this week, it has been announced that Romelu Lukaku has joined Inter Milan for £73m.
The Belgian striker has left under a cloud, after petty behaviour on social media saw him lose what was left of the waning support he had from United fans.
First he posted a picture with his agent with a cryptic message, hinting that his time at the club was coming to an end. Then he posted confidential training data showing off his speed, before quickly deleting it.
Lukaku enjoyed a good first season for United, scoring 27 goals in all competitions, although was criticised for largely failing to show up in big games.
Last season was a disappointing one for him, although he enjoyed a great evening in Paris when scoring our first two goals against PSG before Marcus Rashford’s injury time winner. Still, he was unnecessarily big and struggled in front of goal, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clearly preferring Rashford as his main striker.
Lukaku spit his dummy out and instead of working hard to regain his goal scoring form and place in United’s starting line-up, he joined up with Anderlecht for training this week, instead of going back to Carrington with the rest of the squad.
Gary Neville was critical of the Belgian today on social media, calling him unprofessional, and there are unlikely many reds who will be sad to see Lukaku leave now.
With it looking increasingly unlikely that United will sign anyone else this window, expect to see more of Mason Greenwood next season!