Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coy on future of Man United attacker

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives little away when asked about the future of Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United this summer

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku (Photo: Nemanja Matic / Instagram)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has remained coy when quizzed about the future of Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United this summer.

The Belgian striker’s situation at Old Trafford has been a source of speculation this summer after he fell down the pecking order at the club under Solskjaer in the second half of last season.

Inter Milan are thought to be keen on signing the 26-year-old striker this summer but Manchester United are said to be holding out for a big fee for the striker.

As things stand, Lukaku is currently continuing his pre-season preparations with the rest of the Manchester United squad and it remains to be seen what the future holds for the former Chelsea FC forward.

Now, Solskjaer has insisted that he is not sure about Lukaku’s future as the new season draws nearer.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Solskjaer said when asked about Lukaku’s future: “Let’s see when the season starts. We have not had any bids that we are considering. You guys will know something next week.”

Lukaku was left out of Saturday’s pre-season clash Perth Glory after picking up a minor injury but Solskjaer expects him to be fit for Wednesday’s game against Leeds.

He continued: “He should be fit for Wednesday, He trained with the team yesterday but it was not useful today to risk him.”

Lukaku scored 12 goals in 32 Premier League games for Manchester United last season, as the Red Devils finished in sixth place in the table and without a trophy.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gary Neville
Gary Neville predicts where Man United, Leicester will finish
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Sheffield United v Chelsea FC
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic sends message to incoming Chelsea FC signings
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Frank Lampard
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Sheffield United v Chelsea FC
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker sends message to Mason Greenwood during Man United’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Mesut Ozil
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil tells friends where his future lies – report
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic sends message to incoming Chelsea FC signings
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher questions whether Man United should sign Jadon Sancho