Big baby indeed? Romelu Lukaku contradicts himself with new United exit reason
- Lukaku has explained his summer exits many ways, direct or indirect.
- The most recent version is he didn't like being played on the right.
- In February, he was anxious to accept any role, including one on the right.
Romelu Lukaku has said he decided to leave Man United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played him on the right wing against West Ham last season [a 2-1 win]. What a shame there's the Internet that never forgets, including Lukaku's own words a month prior to his 'decision'.
"Left or right or up front it doesn’t matter to me," Lukaku gushed in February regarding his role at the club. "Playing for this club is an honour and I just try to do my best in whichever position I play in.
"If it is on the right then I will try to create chances, which I did against Liverpool, and if it is up front then I will try to score goals. At the end of the day I just try and help my teammates out and try win matches."
So it looks like the Belgian can't decide why he wanted to leave United. It could've been Solskjaer playing him on the right (and he, of course, has eternal respect for Ole), lack of protection from the club, or Antonio Conte for whom you play with heart. Maybe next week we'll hear a new version.
If anything, United were warned of the Belgian's antics and that he's just a 'big baby'.