Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has given a glowing account of life at the club under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian tactician took over from Jose Mourinho back in December and has made a superb start in terms of both results and performances, leading the team to nine wins out of ten in charge, with that only draw being a late fight-back from 2-0 down against Burnley.
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Clearly, Solskjaer is doing something right, and Lukaku has given an insight into the competitive but positive mood in training under the former Red Devils striker.
Despite not being a regular starter for United since Solskjaer came in, Lukaku seems happy with his role and has explained how he and everyone on the training pitch is doing their best to impress the manager.
The Belgium international also gave an exciting glimpse into Paul Pogba’s improved mood since the change of manager, remarking how happy he looks and how he and others are ‘back’ to their level – a clear reference to the surprise dip suffered by so many top players under Mourinho.
‘Everyone is more positive. Everyone is smiling more. And now we have to continue like this. And enjoy,’ Lukaku told Canal Plus, as translated by Get French Football News.
‘At training we are constantly saying Paul looks so happy and then he laughs. Everyone is back to their level, Paul, Marcus, me when I get playing time I try and make as big an impact as possible, Anthony, everyone.
‘This competitive spirit is coming back out of each player, it has already started in training when we play small-sided matches, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see it the players want to prove themselves to the manager.
‘They want to take their opportunity and during matches we know that each player knows that the most important thing is the team and we know that it is that attitude that will take us to the top.’