Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, who came back from last year’s World Cup unable to sprint properly and who lost the ability to shoot straight at the goal, is complaining again.
This time he is complaining on a podcast, which makes a bit of a change, and maybe in future he’ll do some complaining by using alphabet pasta, by scrawling with crayon on toilet paper, or maybe just with a heartfelt and emotional Instagram post.
In truth, Lukaku doesn’t seem a terrible bloke, and in the past he has been both erudite and perceptive, but his carry-on about United is all getting rather tedious, and let’s hope he starts well at Inter Milan so he can just shut the eff up.
EXCEPT! He thinks Ed Woodward - probably - is a complete plum, and because Woodward is far worse than Lukaku, we can take his side in a matter for just one last time. over what he said in LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart. Clever wordplay.
Lukaku carped: “A lot of stuff has been said where I didn’t feel protected.
“I felt like a lot of rumours, ‘Rom going there’, ‘they don’t want Rom’, and nobody came out to shut it down.
“It was for a good three, four weeks. I’m waiting for someone to come out and shut it down. It didn’t happen.
”I had my conversation, told them it was better to go our separate ways. If you don’t want to protect somebody, all these rumours come out. I just wanted you to say ‘Rom is going to fight for his place’, but it never happened for four, five months.
”It was all, ‘he’s got to go, he doesn’t deserve to be there’. Well OK, then I want to go now. There is fighting for your position, but also being somewhere that people want you to be.
“If you’re happy, you find a way, it doesn’t matter if you’re on the bench or starting. But nobody told me that was the situation, so I thought for two, three weeks to analyse, see all this **** coming out in the media. Who leaks it? Not me. Not my agent. I see it on my phone come out of nowhere.
“I told them it’s not good for me to be at a place where I’m not wanted. We’re not stupid. They consider us dumb, but we are not dumb, we know who is doing leaks and stuff. I told them, you can’t be working like this, it’s better for me to go now.”
Alright, cheers. That’s plenty.