Date: 6th May 2021 at 5:47pm
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With Inter Milan ending Juventus’ run of nine successive Serie A ‘Scudetto’s’ – even with Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront of the Old Lady – it looks like a power shift could be at hand in Italy. 

Managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, Inter are 13 points ahead of second-placed Atalanta after 34 games and have only lost twice all season.

Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has scored 21 goals – still seven fewer than Ronaldo – and laid on a joint-top 10 assists, but he’s not the only former Red Devil in the cast.

Alongside him collecting his league winners medal is Ashley Young, Matteo Darmian and transfer flop Alexis Sanchez.

Following the match, Lukaku took to Instagram to post a photo with the ensemble on his story, and Young has since reposted the same image on Twitter with an eyes emoji in the caption.

Surely, with all four players getting together it can’t be a coincidence – with the emoji all but confirming the suspicion.

Despite spells with Chelsea and Manchester United, this is Romelu Lukaku’s first league title win since Anderlecht in 2009/10

Young departed the Theatre of Dreams for Italy in January 2020 with a fee of only just over £1m, while right-back Darmian is on loan from Parma, after he left after four years at United in 2019.

Lukaku was the most expensive player of the bunch, costing Inter a reported £66m, while Sanchez left this season on a free transfer after an initial loan spell.

With all four players leaving as something of Old Trafford rejects, perhaps it will surprise fans that they’ve already gone on to better things – or perhaps it won’t.

United are having a good season of their own though, sitting second in the Premier League behind noisy neighbours Manchester City but they do have a Europa League final potentially to come – with a 6-2 lead after the first leg against AS Roma.

But, if United fail to win that Europa League silverware, maybe they will live to rue at least one of those transfers.

 
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