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Romelu Lukaku: 'Inter Milan make you work harder than Manchester United'

Lukaku: 'Inter make you work harder than Man Utd'
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Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku opens up on the differences between life at the Italian outfit and former club Manchester United.

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that the demand for hard work is greater at his new club than it was at Manchester United.

The Belgian international joined the Nerazzurri last summer and has enjoyed a fine first season under Antonio Conte so far, scoring 23 goals in 35 appearances across all competitions.

Lukaku only scored 15 goals during his final season at Old Trafford, and he admitted that joining a manager who "wanted" him - rather than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - has played a big part in his revival.

"One bad year can happen to everybody in their career. It was just done for me. It was a difficult situation for myself. I had to make a decision," Lukaku said in conversation with Ian Wright for his YouTube channel.

"I had to go somewhere where I can learn other aspects of my game, work with somebody who wanted me. Yes [it bothered me that people were talking about my shape], it got to my head. Training is different, here you work hard. They work you hard.

"Speak to Ashley Young. There's a lot of difference, here the team is the team, there's like team bonding, we have two or three team dinners every three weeks, all together, nobody misses out.

"Everybody is there. Sometimes it is one player or two players, they'll say I want to pay for dinner. We just kept doing it. The team is good, we have quality, but everything is about the team. When you see how we play, everybody works, we are the most aggressive team in the league. The manager puts it in us. Be aggressive and press, the physical preparation."

Seventeen of Lukaku's goals this season have come in Serie A, already surpassing his best-ever single-season league tally for United.


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