Good riddance. Neil Warnock reacts as two players worth £186.5m leaves the Premier League

Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Tuchel
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Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock has slammed Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba following their exits from the Premier League.

Lukaku and Pogba are among the most expensive signings in the Premier League, and are both club record signings for Chelsea and Manchester United.

Lukaku was signed up for £97.5m by Chelsea last summer, making him the club’s record signing.

Manchester United signed Pogba for £89m in 2016, and he was the club’s record signing at the time.

Much was expected of the two signings, but they somehow didn’t live up to the hype at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford.

Both have made a return to the Serie A, with Lukaku joining Inter Milan on loan, while Pogba returned to Juventus as a free agent.

For Neil Warnock, their exits are a good riddance to the Premier League.

“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.”