Belgium coach slams Manchester United for their treatment of Lukaku

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Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez, has slammed Manchester United’s treatment of Romelu Lukaku during his time at the club.

Lukaku was on target twice on Wednesday night, as Belgium beat Denmark 4-2 to reach the finals of the ongoing UEFA Nations League.

However, the striker’s time at Old Trafford wasn’t a pleasant one, as he could barely avoid criticisms for his pace and abilities in the two years he spent at Old Trafford, and Martinez believes the treatment was very unfair.

Speaking to talkSPORT recently, the former Everton coach said, “The time he had at Manchester United, he was so desperate to win trophies and he took a lot of responsibility on his shoulders and probably took a lot of blame, in my eyes, very unfairly.”

Martinez also lauded Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan, describing it as the right one.

“Going to Italy, he’s in the middle of a new project, he’s taken that responsibility and those difficulties he had in England in a good way,” he added.

“The player we have now is a player in the best maturity moment of his career.”

Lukaku joined United from Everton in 2017, for a fee around £75 million, and scored a decent 42 goals in 96 appearances for the Red Devils.