​Former Belgium boss Georges Leekens, the man who gave Romelu Lukaku his international debut has claimed that the striker needs to leave ​Manchester United in order find himself after being demoted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


Lukaku has been linked with a move to Inter Milan, with delegates from the Serie A giants reported to be in Manchester last week to discuss a potential deal.


Despite scoring a decent number of goals, Lukaku saw himself being demoted in United's striking ranks with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial said to be way ahead of him in Solskjaer's preferences.


And Leekens believes that ​this is because Solskjaer doesn't trust in Lukaku. As reported by the ​Mirror, speaking about Lukaku's condition, Leekens said, "He’s (Lukaku is) a fantastic footballer, but the change of coach at Manchester hasn’t worked well for him."




He continued, "He (Lukaku) looked released when he played for Belgium and you saw that in the way he played and scored in the recent qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Scotland. He needs confidence, he needs to feel wanted. When you hesitate over picking him, he feels it and he doesn’t forget it. The moment he feels there’s a doubt over him, he won’t hesitate to do what he thinks is best."


Revealing his thoughts on Lukaku possibly moving to Italy, Leekens concluded, "Now I think it’s the right moment for him to go to Italy, to a country where the football is more tactical. He will like to take a little bit of revenge – and show Manchester United what they have been missing.”