Former Inter and Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince discussed what the Red Devils need to do to improve in the summer, highlighting a mistake they made last year, in an interview with international media broadcaster Goal yesterday.

“All the best teams have strikers who score 20-25 goals in a bad season. Manchester United lost that by sending Romelu Lukaku away. That must be their main goal in the market.”

Lukaku joined the Nerazzurri from the English club for a club record fee last summer, signing a contract that ties him to the Milanese side until 2024. The 26-year-old Belgian striker has long been the target of coach Antonio Conte, who attempted to sign him whilst in charge of Chelsea.

Lukaku has made 35 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2904 minutes. In that time, he has scored 23 goals and provided five assists, being a core part of Inter’s successful season so far. The former Everton forward has also formed a formidable partnership with Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, allowing the 22-year-old to flourish.