Solskjaer insists: Lukaku still a big part of Man United squad

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Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is one of few players that has not been showing his best form since Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United. While Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have been flourishing under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Lukaku has lost his place up front in the team and was placed on the bench. The Norwegian, however, has insisted that the Belgian striker is still a ‘big part’ of his squad.

“He’s a big part of the squad, definitely, with his personality around the place,” Solskjaer said ahead of United’s game against Brighton. “There’s no one scoring as many goals as him in training. There are the three who play the most but then you’ve got [Romelu Lukaku], you’ve got Juan [Mata], you’ve got Alexis [Sanchez], so I’ve got a front six I can rotate with and Rom is definitely going to be playing games.”

“I used to be one of four strikers when we played with two. Now we have six forwards and we play with three most of the time”, Solskjaer continued. “We’ll be OK to be able to rotate and there’s enough games and playing time. It’s about taking the chances when you get them, and to be fair, Rom has scored three already and Marcus has scored three. Paul [Pogba]’s scored four since I came here. It’s up to the strikers to take them.”

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