Solskjaer: Lukaku important for Manchester United

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that Romelu Lukaku remains a vital part of the squad despite his benching since his arrival after Jose Mourinho departure.

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“He’s a big part of the squad, definitely, with his personality around the place,” Solskjaer said. “There’s no one scoring as many goals as him in training. He told the media

“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.”

Solskjaer, whose in-form United are sixth and level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal, continued: “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.

“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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