Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: What I think about Romelu Lukaku at Man United

The Manchester United interim manager is full of praise for Romelu Lukaku after his two goals against Southampton

Romelu Lukaku (Photo: Puma)
Romelu Lukaku (Photo: Puma)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Romelu Lukaku as a “good finisher” after the Manchester United striker scored a late winner in a 3-2 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

The Red Devils welcomed the Saints to Old Trafford knowing that a win would be sufficient to hoist them above Arsenal and into fourth spot in the table.

Yan Valery’s long-range strike gave the visitors a surprise first-half lead before Andreas Pereira levelled in the 53rd minute.

Lukaku added to Pereira’s goal to give Manchester United the lead but it didn’t last long after James Ward-Prowse equalised with 15 minutes to go.

However, the Belgium international came to Solskjaer’s rescue with two minutes remaining when Lukaku netted a precise finish to seal three points.

The 25-year-old has scored four goals in two games in the Premier League since reverting to his favoured centre-forward role.

Speaking about Lukaku’s form in his post-match media conference at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, Solskjaer said:

“He [Lukaku] is a good finisher and he loves scoring goals. Strikers who love scoring goals, you can’t beat it.

“You see the way he celebrated, and we see it every day in training, he practices all the time and that’s why he scores goals.”

Manchester United will return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with as trip to Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash.

Solskjear’s side lost 2-0 to PSG at Old Trafford and will be without Paul Pogba for the second leg after his sending off last time out.

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