Deeney criticises Man Utd over ‘strange’ transfer decision

Watford striker Troy Deeney thinks it was a “strange one” to see Man Utd sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in 2019.

Lukaku’s time at Old Trafford didn’t quite live up to expectations, despite scoring double figures in both of his seasons there.

The Belgian striker moved to Inter Milan from Man Utd in the summer of 2019 and he has already scored 41 goals in 57 matches for the Italian outfit.

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There has been criticism over United’s decision to sell him and Deeney admits that he thought it was “strange” at the time.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Deeney said: “He’s very good, and I always thought it was a strange one when United got rid of him.

“They kind of wanted a complete player because his goal record wasn’t that bad, to be honest.

“But I do understand why people were getting a little frustrated in terms of when he was at United.

“When he’s gone out to Italy you can see the tactical side of it and coaching side of it has really improved his game. He’s got a point to prove.

“He’s been a beast of a human being since he was 16; everyone was saying ‘look at the talent’.

“And the goals are there now. In games you can see how strong he is, his link up play is good and he got an assist technically for the goal [against England].”


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