Romelu Lukaku has revealed just how caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already helping to improve Manchester United’s strikers.
Solskaer has only been in the Old Trafford hot seat for just over two weeks but has already got Manchester United scoring goals and playing a brand of football that is more in keeping with their attacking heritage.
Under the Norwegian’s tutelage, the Red Devils have plundered 16 goals in five games, and have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two outings.
Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have shown the most drastic improvement under Solskjaer, while Romelu Lukaku got back among the goals, scoring three in three, including two from the bench.
However, the £75 million striker has admitted that he and his fellow strikers are already learning a lot from the former United forward, who netted 126 goals for the club, including that strike in the 1999 Champions League final.
“He helps us a lot,” Lukaku told reporters after yesterday’s 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup.
“In training when we do the finishing, he helps us a lot – how to strike the ball, how to move away from the ball.
“And the way how he wants us to play really benefits me because he wants me to be in a position where I want to be, so he understands what type of striker you are and he just plays to your strengths.
“Through the middle, just facing the goal at all times and he knows that I am dangerous in that manner but also helping the team off the ball and stuff like that.
“He asks me a lot and I try to pay off (that work) with goals.”
Following their 2-0 win over Reading, United jetted off to Dubai for some warm weather training, before net weekend’s crunch clash with Spurs at Wembley.