EPL: Solskjaer vows to change role Mourinho gave to Lukaku in Man Utd team

Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Romelu Lukaku will not play in a “target man” role as long as he is in charge.

Lukaku endured a difficult first half of the season, struggling for form and fitness.

The Belgian came on as a second-half substitute for the impressive Marcus Rashford in their 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and scored United’s final goal.

It was the first time Lukaku had featured since former boss Jose Mourinho was replaced by Solskjaer, and the new man at the helm is excited by the prospect of the former Everton man being fully fit.

“At times he’s a good target man, but if you tell him to be a target man he’ll never face the goal.

“Today [Sunday] he was side-on and he’s got the attributes of a top, top striker.

“We need to work on his fitness, but I’m delighted. Even though he was half a yard offside [for his goal], it was a good finish,” Solskjaer said, according to Goal.

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