manchester united

Lukaku says he was one of three scapegoats for Manchester United despite admitting ‘bad’ form

Romelu Lukaku believes he was made into a scapegoat at Manchester United’s struggles last season, despite admitting he performed below expectations for the club.

The Belgian international was allowed to leave Manchester United this summer, joining Italian giants Inter Milan in a £73m deal after two seasons at the club.

Lukaku was often targeted by critics during United’s disappointing season last year, and whilst the 26-year-old admits he was ‘playing bad’, he believes himself and fellow high-profile signings Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were often unfairly subjected to blame.

“They have to find somebody,” Lukaku told the LightHarted Podcast. “It is Pogba, it is me or it is Alexis. It’s the three of us all the time.

“They have got to find somebody to blame. I put my hand up, like, this year I don’t think I was the only one playing bad. A lot of people were playing bad but they had to find the culprit.

“If they want to put the blame on me, you know what, f**k it, do what you gotta do.

“I think the team has so much potential to do some great stuff. There is a lot of talent. But it is not only talent; you really have to build a team.”

The Brazilian duo who could solve Manchester United’s midfield crisis

See also – Sancho sees Dortmund wages doubled to fend off Premier League interest