- Lukaku left the Red Devils for Inter Milan last summer.
- The striker 'was done' at United at the end of last season.
- Solskjaer wanted him to continue at Old Trafford but the Belgian's desire to leave was clear.
- Romelu credits the United boss for helping him leave the Red Devils.
"One bad year can happen to everybody, and I was done [at United]," the Belgian told Ian Wright's YouTube channel. "It was a difficult situation.
"I had to make a decision over going somewhere where I can learn other aspects of my game and work with somebody that wanted me as well.
"Ole wanted me to stay but I told him it was over. I didn't have the energy. All credit to him because he's been a man and he helped me make the move away."
Lukaku joined Inter Milan in a €65m move last summer and has scored 23 goals in 35 appearances for the Serie A side since then.
Earlier this season the 26-year-old revealed the exact date when he decided to quit the Red Devils - April 13, 2019. United beat West Ham 2-1 at Old Trafford back in the day and Solskjaer's decision to put Rom on the right-wing made the striker feel not '100 per cent wanted'.
Still, the Norwegian has Lukaku's 'eternal respect' for the way he accepted Romelu's willingness to try something new in his career.