Romelu Lukaku is firing again for Manchester United and striker puts revival down to new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘total analysis’ of his game

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  • Romelu Lukaku’s form has improved since Manchester United got a new boss
  • Lukaku has scored three goals in as many games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • And the Belgian has praised the impact that interim manager Solskjaer has had
  • ‘He understands what type of striker you are and he plays to your strengths’

 

Five wins out of five for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and three goals in three for Romelu Lukaku under Manchester United‘s caretaker manager.

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The big Belgian is by no means the only player to have responded positively to Solskjaer’s appointment, but Lukaku is benefiting from the former United striker’s insight and what he describes as a ‘total analysis of my game’.

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After missing Solskjaer’s first two matches in charge while on compassionate leave over Christmas, Lukaku scored off the bench against Bournemouth and Newcastle before marking his first start with a well-taken goal in this FA Cup win over Reading.

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Striker Romelu Lukaku, 25, has seen his form Manchester United improve in recent weeks

Lukaku scored his third goal in as many games as United beat Reading on Saturday afternoon

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The £75million striker has been encouraged to face goal more often in a way that suits United’s faster attacking style under Solskjaer, rather than holding the ball up and slowing the game down as a target man.

It paid off as Lukaku latched on to an excellent through-ball from Alexis Sanchez to round Reading goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola and score, after Juan Mata had fired United ahead from the penalty spot.

He still faces a battle with Marcus Rashford to establish himself as Solskjaer’s first-choice striker, but more work will be done to fine-tune his game on the club’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham at Wembley.

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