Romelu Lukaku’s return to Chelsea is already over (Photo: Getty)
Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock has slammed Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba following their exits from Chelsea and Manchester United.
The pair were signed to their respective sides for club-record fees, with Lukaku setting the Blues back £97million last summer, while the Red Devils splashed £89m on Pogba in 2016.
Both of these were re-signings, with Lukaku returning to Stamford Bridge seven years after he was sold to Everton, while Pogba had left Old Trafford for nothing just four years prior to his return.
However, neither move proved successful and the pair have been considered among the worst signings in football history, with Lukaku re-joining Inter Milan on loan while Pogba has once again departed on a free and looking set to move once more to Juventus.
Much has been made of their failed moves and now Warnock has weighed in, labelling the pair as selfish and claiming that Chelsea and United’s managers, Thomas Tuchel and Erik ten Hag, will be glad to see the back of them.
Paul Pogba has left Man Utd on a free… again (Photo: Getty)
‘Good riddance, that’s what I say,’ the former Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City boss told talkSPORT.
‘I think both of them are all about “me, me, me” and not the team or the club. They’re the type who score a goal, kiss the badge and then they’ve transferred next week.
‘I don’t miss people like that. I didn’t think he [Pogba] did anything at Man United and I don’t think he’s [Lukaku] done anything at Chelsea.
‘Yes, Lukaku scored a couple of a good goals, but his teammates will be far better without him. The manager is quite lucky because he hasn’t got to worry about him. I think Tuchel will be quite pleased about it.’
Following a prolific spell at Inter, Lukaku moved back to Chelsea and was expected to be the final piece in the puzzle as Tuchel’s team looked to build on their Champions League victory and challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.
But the Belgian would manage just eight goals in 26 league games and sparked outrage when he gave an infamous interview last December where he claimed he was unhappy at Chelsea and wanted to move back to Italy.
Pogba started well at United, winning the League Cup and Europa League in his first season but it was mostly downhill from there, with injuries, poor form, bad management and off-pitch issues preventing the French World Cup winner from performing to his best.
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