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Lukaku says he is ‘happy’ to play wherever Solskjaer wants him to

Romelu Lukaku has said that he is happy to play anywhere across Manchester United’s front line, as long as he can contribute.

Lukaku has seemingly been dislodged as Manchester United’s first choice central striker since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Marcus Rashford being preferred through the middle during the majority of his tenure.

Under the Norwegian’s management, Lukaku has been utilised more as a right winger, although with Rashford picking up an ankle injury against Liverpool at the weekend, the Belgian was afforded a chance to impress as a central striker in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, with the former Everton man scoring twice.

Speaking after the game, the 25-year-old said that he is happy to play wherever his manager wants him to.

“I was just hoping for a chance to play as a centre forward and I got the chance today and I’m really happy that I helped the team win the game,” Lukaku told MUTV.

“It doesn’t matter if I play left, right or up front, I always try and do my best for the team. As long as the team win and I can contribute to the win, I am happy.”

The win at Selhurst Park was Manchester United’s eighth consecutive away win, a new club record, and Lukaku thinks that it is a ‘really good achievement,’ especially considering the opposition they have faced during that time.

“It was a really good achievement if you look at the teams we played against,” Lukaku added.

“Everybody was doubting us but we responded in the way that Manchester United always should respond – by winning games and dominating.”

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