However, this past season saw the Belgian global slip behind Marcus Rashford in the pecking order under current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after a series of underwhelming displays. And out of respect for the United faithful and the club as well, Lukaku has asked Manchester United to finalize a decision on his future amid transfer links elsewhere as he is not going to make a decision on his own.
Manchester United earlier wanted to hire Milan Skriniar in place of Icardi, however, it couldn't pull off, as both the club and player wants to remain in the union.
Conte tried to sign the Belgian as Chelsea coach but lost out to United, for whom he has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for the club.
Manchester United have a lot of work to do if they want to return to the top-four of English football following a disappointing campaign in 2018/19.
The Belgian striker left Stamford Bridge with star status in the Premier League, and was supposed to be the next Manchester United forward, but he failed to settle in at Old Trafford and, after two seasons, has made a decision to once again depart to re launch his career.
It is unclear whether the striker, who has two years remaining on his contract, will leave this summer.