Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has lost his spot to youngster Marcos Rashford since caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins of the outfit a little over a month ago.
Lukaku had always been the spine of the Red Devils frontline, spearheading the strike-force when Jose Mourinho was still the club’s boss.
The bulk of a man, standing a little over 6 feet used to be Mourinho’s faithful soldier before he was chopped out of the 11-man list by new interim boss Solskjaer.
Solskjaer has opted to play English youngster Rashford up front instead, preferring to play the youngster, choosing his pace, over the beastial frame of the Belgium international. This was however, not the case with Mourinho who had also picked the Belgium every time, leaving Rashford to watch most times from the bench.
Though it has not been all rosy for Lukaku since Solskjaer took the helm, he’s however managed to shine as a super sub.
Playing second fiddle never looked to be something that should have been on the cards for the former Chelsea and Everton man, who joined from Toffees for a report 75 million pounds.
Still, you can write off your pricey striker, and Solskjaer knows Lukaku still plays a major role for the club, especially in their clash against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League that’s on the horizon. He may yet be the difference between both football superpowers.