Liverpool legend reveals the player Manchester United should have sold rather than Lukaku

Chelsea have paid a club record fee of £97.5m to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.

Lukaku made his Chelsea debut against Arsenal on Sunday and was in top mode as the Blues defeated the Gunners 2-0. He marked his Chelsea debut with a goal.

Liverpool legend Graeme Sounness has maintained that Manchester United made a big mistake in letting Lukaku go rather than Anthony Martial who had a poor game against Southampton and had to be subbed off early in the second half.

According to Souness, Lukaku has done better for United in his two seasons at the club compared to Martial who had been at the club for the past six years.

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“I’ve always maintained that Manchester United made a mistake in letting him leave and keeping Anthony Martial instead and their scoring statistics suggest that’s the case,” Souness told The Times.

“Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 games in two seasons at Inter; Martial’s 78 for United are spread across seven seasons and 259 games.

“Lukaku was an easy target who came for big money into a team with no real direction of where they were going.

“The signings were hit and miss and so was the football they were playing. He must have felt unloved to leave Old Trafford.”