Lukaku says Solskjaer has changed his game since replacing Mourinho at Man Utd

Lukaku had struggled upfront for United this season, scoring just six goals in 23 games under former boss Jose Mourinho.

But things have changed dramatically since Solskjaer took over thanks to what the £75million striker describes as the new boss's “total analysis of my game”.

The 45-year-old scored 91 goals in 235 appearances for United and the current crop of Old Trafford strikers are benefitting from his experience.

Instead of being a target man, Lukaku, 25, has been encouraged to receive the ball while facing the goal more to maintain the pace of United’s attacks.

And the new approach is working with three goals in three games, including the second in the 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Reading on Saturday.

And after the Old Trafford win, Lukaku said: “He understands what type of striker you are and he plays to your strengths.

“From the first day when I came back in, he did a total analysis of my game — I was really surprised.
“He's helped me a lot. He talks to me all the time and I like that, the work we've been doing over the last couple of weeks is good.

“He really wants me to face the goal because he knows that is when I'm at my most dangerous, moving off the shoulder of the defenders.

“He plays in a way that I like to play and also the rest of the team. We are back to ourselves and it's good to see the players enjoy and win games.”

United now travel to Spurs on Sunday afternoon for the toughest test yet of Solskjaer's short spell in charge.


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