Lukaku hits out against lies over a Man United exit

first_imgAn angry Romelu Lukaku seemingly hit out at speculation over a possible departure from Manchester UnitedThe Belgian striker arrived at United in the summer of 2017 for £75m from fellow Premier League side Everton and capped off his debut campaign with 27 goals and nine assists in 51 appearances across all competitions.Lukaku then delivered on the big stage for Belgium at the World Cup by finding the net four times as the national side reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in their history.However, Lukaku has endured a slow start to this season at United and has found himself benched in favour of the in-form Marcus Rashford by interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Despite having not even handed the 25-year-old a single start in the Premier League yet, however, Solskjaer has assured him of his place in the team amid talk of a possible switch to Juventus.“When the hate don’t work they start telling lies,” Lukaku wrote in an Instagram story, via Metro.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Having played as a striker himself for United, Solskjaer knows all about the demands placed on Lukaku at Old Trafford and recently suggested his form in training could lead to more regular opportunities.“I used to be one of four strikers when we played with two. Now we have six forwards and we play with three,” said Solskjaer.“There are enough games. It is about taking your chances when you get them.“No-one is scoring as many as Romelu in training.”The Red Devils, who defeated Brighton 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, will be gearing themselves up now for a fourth-round FA Cup clash with old rivals Arsenal this Friday.Since Solskjaer’s appointment in December, United have won all seven games under the Norwegian and will be hoping to make it eight in a row this week.last_img