Romelu Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preference for Marcus Rashford in the central role was one of the reasons for the Belgian to consider leaving the ​Red Devils.

The Belgian forward left the Old Trafford in the summer to join Antonio Conte at ​Inter. So far, he has had a good start to the season, scoring 10 goals from 14 matches in the league so far.

Meanwhile, speaking about his client’s departure from the Red Devils, he revealed that Lukaku needed a challenge even though he was honoured to be at United.

“For sure, Man United is, I don’t want to see most important, but in the top three clubs in the world. He was happy about that,” he said, as per AS.

“But I think he wanted to prove himself in another championship. He needed another challenge.

“The relationship with Ole at the end was good.”

He then added that the Norwegian’s preference for playing Rashford centrally was one of the issues that caused Lukaku to consider leaving the club.

“There were maybe some issues tactically because he’s a No.9 striker and maybe sometimes in that position the coach preferred another amazing player that was Rashford. So the fact he moved was not down to some particular issue with Man United, he wanted to try a new experience.”