Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer noting that Romelu Lukaku's time at Manchester United was up, the Belgian forward has revealed that the manager wanted him to stay at Old Trafford.
Speaking after Lukaku's exit, Solskjaer noted that the 26-year-old's time was up, "Romelu's head was not here for us working forward as a group. I have got lots of respects for Romelu but his time was up here."
In an interview with Het Belang van Limburg, Lukaku revealed that Solskjaer wanted him to stay at United, "Solskjaer has my eternal respect. He understood me when I said in March that it was time for me to leave.
"I have been in the Premier League as an 18-year-old boy and now I am 26. Solskjaer wanted to keep me, but I was ready for something new."
Lukaku has had a blistering start in the Serie A for Inter Milan after scoring nine times in 12 appearances.