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Belgium coach Martinez urges Lukaku to leave Man Utd

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has urged Romelu Lukaku to leave Manchester United to have a better future.

Lukaku, 26, joined Red Devils from Everton for a then club record £75m in July 2017 and has scored 42 goals in 96 games at Old Trafford.

There is growing speculations evolving around the Belgium’s record scorer, with strongly rumoured he is moving to Inter Milan this summer after falling down the pecking order under United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“It is now important that Romelu finds the right club,” Martinez told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

“It would be a good thing for both parties.”

Martinez, who has managed Lukaku at Everton and now at international level, added: “It is clear that he has to leave Manchester United.”

Luksku, has a contract at United until 2022 despite he is linked with various European outfits.

When asked about his future following Belgium’s 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Scotland last week, he said: “I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see.”

He scored 15 goals in 45 games last season but Marcus Rashford was often favoured in attack by Solskjaer after the club parted ways with Jose Mourinho.

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