Lukaku sheds light on his relationship with United and Solskjaer

Romelu Lukaku has credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s progress at Manchester United and says he loves him “as a manager and as a person”.

Lukaku worked under Solskjaer for half a season after the Norwegian was appointed as United’s caretaker manager in December 2019.

He made headlines when he scored a brace in United’s famous 3-1 victory at PSG the following February – a result which sent the club through to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Those would, however, prove to be the striker’s last goals in a United shirt.

He left the Red Devils in the summer to join Inter Milan, for a fee of around £74m.

At the time, Lukaku told Solskjaer that he “didn’t have the energy” to stay at United, despite Solskjaer expressing a desire to keep him at the club.

The Norwegian guided Manchester United to third place in the Premier League the following season, and they currently sit in second position this term.

Despite leaving the club, it is clear that Lukaku harbours a deep level of respect for his former manager.

Replying to a fan question on Twitter regarding Solskjaer, the Belgian wrote: “He is doing great.

“You guys have to know I love him as a manager and as a person and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Making a mark in Italy

Lukaku’s move to Inter saw him become the league’s third most-expensive player, behind Juventus pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.

He has scored 40 league goals for the Nerazzurri, as well as forming a potent strike partnership with Lautaro Martinez.

Inter currently sit top of Serie A following their 3-0 victory against Milan on Sunday, four points clear of their fierce city rivals.

Antonio Conte’s side are next in action on Monday night, when they take on Genoa at the San Siro.

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