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Romelu Lukaku's goalscoring exploits in his debut season at Inter Milan will have left Manchester United questioning their decision to let him leave, says Paul Ince.
Having fallen out of favour last season under Jose Mourinho and then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Lukaku was allowed to leave Old Trafford to join Antonio Conte's men in a £73million move.
With a new lease of life in Italy, Lukaku has hit the ground running at the San Siro, scoring a ridiculous 34 goals in his first year there – equalling a club-record tally set by the legendary Ronaldo in the 1997-98 season.
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A move to Italy has revitalised the striker after he lost his way at Old Trafford, according to a fellow former Old Trafford forwardThat is the view of former United star Robin van Persie, who believes Lukaku is thriving in Italy after losing his way at Old Trafford.
Lukaku went on to score the opening goal in the Europa League final, drawing level with Ronaldo's record, but will ultimately be remembered for putting the ball in the back of his own net to hand Sevilla the title.
And while it will be a disappointing end to a fantastic season, Ince was full of praise for the 27-year-old.
When asked about Lukaku's incredible campaign and whether he'd replicate back in England, Ince, who played for both Inter and United, told BT Sport: 'No I don't think he would be [scoring that amount of goals for United].
'He's with a different manager, I think what [Antonio] Conte's got out of him is a lot more than what [Jose] Mourinho or Ole got out of him at Manchester United.
Inter 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Martinez and Lukaku at the double as Nerazzurri set up Sevilla final
Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku each scored twice as Inter made their first European final since 2010 in style.Five-time winners Sevilla came from behind to beat Manchester United on Sunday, and Antonio Conte's side joined them in the final with a rampant victory – Martinez and Lukaku the stars.
'He looks fitter, he looks stronger, he looks at it.
'Has it benefited Man United? I don't think so, because they still need a man, if you go back to the game against Sevilla where they couldn't score, they need someone to put the ball in the back of the net.
'When you see Lukaku do that, you start thinking why did we let him go?'
Solskjaer has opted to go with Anthony Martial to lead the line for United this season as Marcus Rashford recovered from injury.
Mason Greenwood also enjoyed a breakout year with the club and is set to be handed a more permanent role for next season.
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Formerly a regular at Old Trafford, the Belgian helped his current club, Inter, reach the finals just one day after his old club fell to SevillaMan Utd were knocked out at the semi-final stage on Sunday, as they fell 2-1 to the Spanish side in Cologne.
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The outcome of Friday's Europa League final left Romelu Lukaku angry, but he insists the disappointment will only make him stronger.Lukaku was a key figure in Friday's Europa League showpiece against Sevilla, opening the scoring early on from the penalty spot after being hauled down by Diego Carlos, who controversially avoided a red card.