Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has described training with new club Inter Milan as “real work” compared to his experiences in England.
The Belgium international ended weeks of speculation when he joined the Serie A giants on deadline day in a £74million deal after falling out of favour with Red Devils’ boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 26-year-old did not feature for United during pre-season but made a promising start to life in Italy, finding the net four times during Inter’s 8-0 victory over Virtus Bergamo over the weekend.
Despite being with Antonio Conte’s side for less than a week, Lukaku is already feeling the effects of training with his new club and has already noticed big differences from the sessions he was used to during his time in the Premier League.
When asked how training sessions were going, Lukaku told Otro : “It’s hard, man.
“It’s different. In England, it’s a lot of work. But over here, it’s real work.”
After watching Juventus claim an eighth successive league title last season, Inter are determined to get the best of the defending champions this time around.
And Lukaku reiterated his desire to help his new side return to the top.
“The city is nice, I don’t mind. I didn’t come here to live,” he added. “I came here to help the team to achieve something.”
Lukaku spent eight years playing in England’s top tier after joining Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011.
He also featured for West Brom and Everton before completing a £75m move to United in 2017.
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During his two years at Old Trafford, he made 96 appearances and found the net 42 times.
However, the Red Devils don’t appear to be missing the forward as Solskjaer’s side started the new Premier League campaign with an emphatic 4-0 win over Chelsea.
After a positive start from Frank Lampard’s Blues, a Marcus Rashford brace and a second-half strike from Anthony Martial put United in control before substitute Daniel James scored a debut goal with just under 10 minutes remaining.