Before making the move to Inter Milan in the summer transfer window, Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo warned him about Serie A being the most defensive league.
Lukaku was handed limited game time following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was part of the squad that traveled to Australia, Singapore, and China for pre-season, but did not play a minute.
The Belgian forward secured a move to Inter Milan on transfer deadline day in a deal reported be in the range of £73m on a five-year contract.
In an interview with the New York Times, Lukaku revealed Ronaldo's advice before leaving United, "I spoke to Cristiano Ronaldo before I came to Inter, and Ronaldo told me: ‘Serie A is the most defensive league in the world’."
"He told me he scored goals wherever he went, but Italy is the most difficult. And if Cristiano Ronaldo thinks so it must be true. Since March I had made the decision to start from scratch, to rebuild my reputation.
"I said to myself: ‘The Premier was good for me, but I had to leave’. Italian? It took me two or three weeks of hard work to learn it. Now nobody speaks English to me anymore."
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