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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has raised eyebrows after his recent statement regarding his future at the club.

In a recent interview, Lukaku admitted that he’ll be open to a move to Italian side, Juventus.

Asked about a move to Italy in the future, he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Why not? I hope it happens.

“Juve have a great project in place and they just keep going. Every year they try to get stronger. Without doubt they are one of the two-three best teams in Europe.”

Manchester United legend Gary Pallister has branded Romelu Lukaku ‘disrespectful’ for talking about a move to Juventus in the future.

Pallister has insisted that Lukaku should never have said those words in the media even though it was in his mind.

He told 888Sport: “I’ve not heard that Lukaku story regarding Juventus but I think it’s disrespectful at times if you start mentioning other clubs when you’re actually contracted to the club you’re at.

“If it’s in your mind I’ve got no problem with that but to put it in print I’ve got a problem with that.

“At a time when a club is under real pressure to have their leading goal-scorer say he’d like to move abroad – if that’s what he has done – is not the ideal scenario.”

Pallister, who won four Premier League titles with United was a Manchester United defender between 1989 and 1998.