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Conte explains how Lukaku has improved since leaving Man United

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Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte stated that Romelu Lukaku has ‘improved everything’ since his exit from Manchester United last summer.

The Belgian striker left Old Trafford in 2017 just two years after joining in order to link up with Conte at Inter, where he has since excelled and helped the club reach last season’s Europa League final.

Prolific in front of goal, the 27-year-old has scored 41 times in 57 appearances for Inter across all competitions – including 28 and 41 league games.

That means Lukaku is now just one goal short of equalling the tally of 42 goals he scored at United, which came across 96 appearances for the club.

He continued his fine run of form on Saturday after scoring in Inter’s 2-0 Serie A win against Genoa, earning praise from Conte.

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“Romelu is a different player to what he was a year ago. I always said in the past he was a rough diamond that I wanted to work with,” Conte said “He is working and you can see just the way he receives the ball, the way he moves, everything has improved.”

Lukaku’s form last term helped Inter secure a spot in the Champions League through their league position, and he scored both goals in the 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach last week.

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