Gary Neville reveals why £98m Chelsea signing cannot play for Manchester United

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Chelsea have today announced the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.

Lukaku is a former Manchester United player, but he only spent two years at Old Trafford after sealing a £75m move from Everton. He was eventually sold for a lesser price to Inter Milan. Two years after, Lukaku is back in the Premier League, and this time in Chelsea’s colours.

Former Manchester United skipper Gary Neville has said that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola won’t sign Lukaku.

He revealed that Lukaku suits a certain profile of clubs, and cannot play for Manchester United.

Neville said in The Overlap podcast: “Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t sign Lukaku in a million years. Neither would probably Pep Guardiola but Chelsea are the club that have had that type of striker.

“A Costa, a Drogba, a single point striker, that physical presence that wants to carry that line. They’ve had that in their armoury for 20 years. It suits Chelsea Football Club. He wouldn’t press from the front so he’d never suit Jurgen Klopp.

“He would never suit Old Trafford. The fans up there need a personality up front. Cavani suits Old Trafford. I know he’s probably past his best years but he works a lot harder than Lukaku off the ball.

“I’m not saying he’s better – Lukaku will score 25 goals for Chelsea but he doesn’t suit United. He wouldn’t suit Liverpool.”