Former Manchester United defender Derek Brazil has revealed that Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku doesn’t have a future at the club.
The 25-year-old has been criticised for his performances at times this season but he is reviving his form under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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Lukaku, who has now recovered from injury, has scored twice in two Premier League games as a substitute.
United have appointed their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as an interim manager for the remainder of the season after Jose Mourinho dismissal last month.
But the Old Trafford legend, who guided the Red Devils to four consecutive wins, has chosen Marcus Rashford as centre-forward in Lukaku’s absence.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer has a decision to make about the first choice striker, but Brazil believes Rashford offers more.
“You can play with two of them [Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku], no problem. One can play on the right, or two through the middle. It gives me options.” Ole Gunnar Solskjær #MUFC pic.twitter.com/nAmKYw9tnD
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And the former Irish defender, who played for United’s first team between 1988 and 1992, insists Lukaku doesn’t fit Solskjaer system and could be moved on.
“As the game was going on, I was thinking ‘are we going to score here?’” Brazil told Love Sport Radio when discussing the Newcastle win.
“Because Newcastle were bringing everyone back but then you think that you’ve got £140m on the bench in those two players and Solskjaer has been going on about how (Alexis) Sanchez has been full of running in training.”
“I was delighted he brought the two of them on at the same time.”
“But I still think Lukaku’s days at United are numbered in terms of how Solskjaer or how a new manager wants to play. Lukaku is one of them that depends on the team he is in.”
“There’s too much pressure on him at United whereas Rashford as United’s striker can handle the pressure. Whether Lukaku can or not…”
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The 20-time Premier League champions are back in action on Saturday afternoon as they take on Championship side Reading at Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round.