Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has claimed that new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows exactly how to get the best from him.
Lukaku went 12 matches without a goal during Jose Mourinho era but the Belgium international has now scored three times in three games under Solskjaer.
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The 25-year-old, who had scored just six goals in 22 appearances under Mourinho, has looked like a new striker since Solskjaer took charge last month.
The former Everton star, who scored 27 goals in 51 appearances in his first season at Old Trafford, has claimed the secret behind his return to form is Solskjaer’s fantastic man-management.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 5, 2019
“He talks to me all the time – and I like that. He plays in a way that I like to play, and also the rest of the team,” Lukaku said.
“He wants us to win, we want to win and we are just enjoying our football right now.”
“He’s given me a lot of advice. Movement-wise, and stuff like that, but obviously he knows the type of striker that I am.”
“I think from the first day when I came back in, he did a total analysis of my game and I was really surprised and he helped me a lot. I am looking forward to keeping on working with him.”
“He really wants me to face the goal, because he knows that when I am facing goal that is when I am at my most dangerous, my best, moving off the shoulder of the defenders and stuff like that.”
“But also to try to stay on the move all the time and the work that we have been doing over the last couple of weeks is good. I want to improve my game.”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 6, 2019
Lukaku, who seemingly took a swipe at Jose Mourinho, has scored his ninth goal of the season to help United beat Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday afternoon.