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Roberto Martinez believes Romelu Lukaku can enjoy a new lease of life at Inter Milan

‘This is the first time I have seen him free and happy’: Roberto Martinez aims a thinly-veiled dig at Manchester United after Romelu Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan

  • Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United earlier this summer
  • The striker has enjoyed a good start, scoring in each of his appearances for Inter
  • Roberto Martinez believes Lukaku can push on under Antonio Conte 
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Belgium boss has aimed a dig at Manchester United as his main striker Romelu Lukaku enjoys a new lease of life in Italy with Inter Milan.

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The 26-year-old joined Inter from United in a deal worth £75million earlier this summer, and has started well under Antonio Conte, scoring in each of his Inter appearances so far. 

And Martinez has said that Lukaku is a different player since leaving Manchester after two years at United. 

Roberto Martinez believes Romelu Lukaku can enjoy a new lease of life at Inter Milan

Roberto Martinez believes Romelu Lukaku can enjoy a new lease of life at Inter Milan

Speaking ahead of Belgium’s game with Scotland, the former Everton manager said:  ‘This is the first time I have seen him free and happy. Going back to many camps I have not seen Rom so focused, so happy, so refreshed by the new challenge.’

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Martinez, who coached Lukaku while the pair were at Everton, said his striker can burst into life in his new surroundings.

He said: ‘I think he is now ready to face one of the biggest footballing chapters in his career with the Inter Milan move.’