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Manchester United faces criticism from ex-player

Manchester United are in a rut under Ole Gunnar Solkjaer

The former Red Devils striker has made a sly dig at the club and manager

Solskjaer’s Manchester United suffered a third defeat in their last four Premier League games to put his job under scrutiny. Pressure has mounted upon Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following a shock defeat to Burnley at home. Burnley’s first PL win at Old Trafford since 1962 exposed the flaws in United’s squad. The Red Devils have made their worst start to the season since 1989-90.

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was also subjected to many other abusive chants. The few fans who remained in the stadium till the end booed Solskjaer and his players at the end. Former United defender Rio Ferdinand slammed the performance and called for the U.S.-based Glazer family to take the required steps to restore the club’s reputation.

lukaku and sanchez at Manchester United
lukaku and sanchez at Manchester United

But it was not the former captain who made a sly dig at the reds. It was Romelu Lukaku who didn’t name Ole over the coaches he played under full potential. Lukaku was brought to United by Jose Mourinho and had an excellent first season. He scored 27 goals as United finished second in the Premier League in his debut season for the club. But, in an interview with Sky Sports News, the 26-year-old says it was his decision to leave the club and is convinced it was best for everyone.

Does Lukaku miss Manchester United?

Former Manchester United Player has a dig at Solksjaer

The Belgian forward admits he made the right decision to leave Manchester United. Lukaku joined United from Everton for £75 million in summers of 2017. He went on to score 42 goals over his two seasons at the club before securing a move to Inter Milan last summer. The striker went down the pecking order at United under Solskjaer the last term as he replaced Jose Mourinho.

Lukaku has maintained a superb form for the Nerazzurri, scoring 18 goals to help this side challenge for the Serie A title. Former Chelsea manager Conte has certainly managed to bring the best out of Lukaku this season. Particularly combining to form a lethal partnership with Argentinian forward Lautaro Martinez, Antonio has set his tactics just right. Even Lukaku admits the Italian knows how to extract the most from his whole squad.

Fifth-placed United are six points behind the top four as they struggle to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The majority of Old Trafford chanted “stand up if you hate Glazers” as it echoed around the pitch in reference to United’s owners in their home defeat. Manchester United is a distant memory to Lukaku as his current team is performing far better. United look to bolster their attack in the January transfer window after losing Rashford to injury.

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