Romelu Lukaku despatched an aesthetic message to Manchester United after proving them unsuitable as soon as once more throughout Inter Milan’s 5-Zero victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.
The timing of Lukaku’s double, which prolonged his file of scoring in ten consecutive Europa League video games and made it 33 for the season, received’t have gone unnoticed by Purple Devils followers.
It helped to ship Inter by way of to the ultimate in opposition to Sevilla, the night time after Man United had been knocked out of the competitors by the Spanish membership within the different semi-final.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might’ve carried out with a few of Lukaku’s ruthless ahead play on Sunday night time, and plenty of would argue United have lacked a world-class quantity 9 for a lot of the season, regardless of flashes of high quality from Anthony Martial.
Lukaku has not shied away from speaking about his Manchester United exit over the previous yr, however on this event he opted to be magnanimous.
When requested by BT Sport if he would’ve relished a closing in opposition to United and an opportunity to show them unsuitable, he stated: “No. United tried their hardest. They’d a very good season, Ole did a very good job.
“Greenwood’s coming by way of, Martial, Rashford – I anticipated all of that.
“I’m actually glad for them. They give the impression of being actually good for subsequent season, I’ve no doubts.”
Earlier than the Belgian accomplished the rout in opposition to, Lautaro Martinez scored a incredible header and an exquisite curling effort both aspect of Danilo D’Ambrosio’s objective.
In the meantime, Lukaku isn’t the one former Man United star to progress by way of to a closing that the Purple Devils want they had been in.
Ashley Younger delivered a effective efficiency for the Serie A aspect, whereas Alexis Sanchez will hope to be match sufficient to start out in opposition to Sevilla after being left on the bench on Monday.
And for Shakhtar Donetsk, nicely, the much less stated the higher as they suffered the heaviest defeat in Europa League semi-final historical past.