Romelu Lukaku has hit the ground at Inter Milan since departing Manchester United in the summer.
He scored his third goal in four Serie A games last night to seal the Nerazzurri’s derby win over rivals AC Milan.
But it seems Lukaku still has a bitter taste in his mouth regarding his enforced Old Trafford exit.
Alongside Paul Pogba, the Belgium international was often blamed when results went awry during his two-year spell at United.
Once Jose Mourinho, who spent £75m to sign him from Everton, was fired in December, Lukaku’s time at the club was soon up.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced him with Marcus Rashford and the former Chelsea striker was benched for the remainder of the season.
Antonio Conte seems to be getting the best out of Lukaku and while the 26-year-old praised his manager’s motivational technique, he appeared to take a subtle swipe at Solskjaer in the process.
“He (Conte) is a really good coach because he is someone who helps players to develop a lot,” Lukaku told Inter’s official website.
“I needed and wanted a coach like this, one who motivates me every day. I’m really happy to be here and to be wearing this shirt.”
Mason Greenwood powered the Red Devils to a 1-0 win against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday.
And the 18-year-old’s display led Solskjaer to claim that he was right to offload both Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez during the summer transfer window.
“For me, it was the right decision [to let go of Sanchez and Lukaku],” Solskjaer said during the post-match press conference.
“Because I think for the club and for himself [Mason Greenwood], I think he’s going to be important for us this season.
“He’s not played a lot so far but he’ll get his minutes and he’ll grow and develop.”
Greenwood was, however, left out of the United squad to face West Ham today (2pm).