Romelu Lukaku has admitted that it is fun to play in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United team after the striker played an instrumental role in their progress to the FA Cup fifth round.
With Marcus Rashford seemingly being Solskjaer’s first choice striker, Lukaku made an excellent claim for more game time, playing two superb balls into Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard, who opened up a 2-0 lead for Manchester United against Arsenal.
The Belgian was playing in a more wide role than we are used to seeing him, but performed superbly, and speaking after the game, the former Everton striker admitted that it is fun to play in this current United side.
“It does [look fun] it does,” Lukaku told the BBC. “We had clear direction today and I’m really happy with the win and the manner in which we played.
“I just take it a day at a time. I work hard in training and it paid off today. Now it’s up to me to keep working and help the team with goals and assists.
“The guys just have to put the ball in the back of the net! I always wanted to be a player who can do both, score goals and get assists.
“Look at the history of the club, we make a statement wherever we go. We look to dominate and create as many chances as we can.”
United went on to win the game 3-1, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring late in the first period, before Anthony Martial secured the Red Devils passage to the fourth round in the 82nd minute.
Lukaku was one of the players claimed to have become disaffectioned with Jose Mourinho’s management and style of play before his departure from the club last month.