Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge at Manchester United last December and the manager preferred the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial ahead of Romelu Lukaku up front in the second half of the last season.

The 26-year-old wanted to leave Old Trafford in the summer and he finally got his wish fulfilled with a move to Inter Milan a day or so before the end of the transfer window.

Belgium face San Marino and Scotland in the European qualifiers in September. Ahead of the upcoming international break, Rode Duivels manager Roberto Martinez gave an interview to VTM and it was relayed by 7Sur7.

One of the topics discussed was the Belgian players who changed clubs and while talking about the former Everton man, Martinez said: “Romelu needed a new challenge. Sometimes you get bored of a club”

“Working with Conte will please him and the project of Inter, which is to aim for the title, is interesting. I see Lukaku smiling again and that makes me happy.”

Lukaku did not feature during the preseason for United, but that didn’t make a difference when he made his debut for Inter against Leece on Monday. The striker got his name on the scoresheet as the Nerazzurri registered a comfortable 4-0 win at home.