Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United to join Inter Milan in the summer. It was strongly believed that under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the Belgian was surplus to requirements because he didn’t fit into the manager’s system or style of play.
We shouldn’t forget Lukaku is a proven goalscorer and the biggest problem that came after his exit was Man Utd’s decision not to sign a replacement. The Glazers and Ed Woodward left Solskjaer short in the striking department as well as others.
There has been Marcus Rashford’s rise to goalscoring form from the left flank, but Anthony Martial needs to score more goals if he has any chance of leading United’s strike force in the future. He’s not better than Lukaku and we feel Solskjaer needs to do something about that if he’s remain as manager.
It could be too late for Solskjaer. Phil Brown of Beyond the Pitch recently claimed that talks with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are underway. The Argentine made Spurs a regularly Champions League outfit and led them to last season’s final — unfortunately losing to Liverpool.
Mauricio Pochettino news! pic.twitter.com/Ergus4JBzF
— Pilib De Brún (Phil Brown) (@Malachians) January 13, 2020
If Pochettino comes in he will demand a top striker like he had at White Hart Lane. That could potentially see United make a move for Harry Kane in the summer, but would he be interested in a move?
I think it’s fair to ask that even though nobody wants to admit that playing for United isn’t the same anymore. We don’t challenge for league titles or even qualify for the Champions League anymore.
Back to Lukaku who has opened up about his United exit in an interview with Sky Sports.
He admits that he spoke to Solskjaer in March after deciding it was time to move on.
“I wasn’t performing, I wasn’t playing. For both sides it was better to go separate ways,”
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 24, 2020
His Inter Milan side, managed by former Juventus and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, are currently running reigning champions Juventus close for the Serie A title.
Lukaku has scored 14 goals in 20 Serie A matches this season.