When Manchester United appointed Olé Gunnar Solksjær to become their new manager and a replacement to the sacked José Mourinho, it was almost immediately evident that the former Cardiff City manager did not see striker Romelu Lukaku as an integral part of his team. The Belgian striker was huge trouble to contend with for Premier League defenders and he was also scoring goals wiring his time at Old Trafford but Solskjær felt he wanted a more ball-playing striker, something Lukaku really wasn’t.
After a few games in charge of United, Solksjær started dropping Lukaku to the substitute’s bench and was using Anthony Martial ahead of the Belgian striker. Martial, on the other hand, fit perfectly into Solksjær’s playing style and he did not need to be found with incessant crosses into the opponent’s box, something the team would easily do if Lukaku was on the pitch.
Former Manchester United defender Ashley Young has declared that he can’t wait to finally lift a league title this season and is elated that he will be doing it with Inter Milan in what is looking like his last season at the club. The former England international star has been a crucial part of Antonio Conte’s revolution at the club and joined a host of new signings last summer who have come up clutch for the club this season.
No other team has deserved to win the Italian Serie A title this season other than Inter Milan and it’s because of how they have played with so much unity, desire, passion, and dedication. They have displaced Juventus at the top of the helm and are set to stop the Old Lady’s title-winning streak that has stood for years now.
Inter Milan traveled to Germany to take on the country’s Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in their most recent and fifth Champions’ League group game and eventually emerged 2-3 winners.
However, a certain incident that caught the attention of the watching fans and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was when Ashley Young missed an open-goal opportunity. The ball was already on the line and just needed to be tapped into the net, but Young’s foot misplacement meant he was going to record one of the contenders of the miss of the competition already.Continue reading
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Romelu Lukaku must provide more on the playing field, if he is to cement his position as the Red Devils’ number one striker. The Belgian was recently dropped from the starting lineup for the 2-1 triumph over Everton but in the weekend after, he found himself injured to face Bournemouth where United won by the same scoreline.
In both of those games, Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez fared much better in terms of their movement and link-up play despite failing to score and Ferdinand feels Lukaku may need to bring much more than his goalscoring to cement the striker’s position for the long-term, he told BT Sport: “You look at Lukaku. Lukaku’s goalscoring record is up there, it’s fantastic, he scores goals.
Manchester United defender Ashley Young has admitted that the team were not at their races as they succumbed to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday night. United came into the game needing just one point to secure the second position but it was Brighton who eventually prevailed as they cemented their Premier League status with a Pascal Gross winner.
Speaking after the game, Young admitted that the club struggled to find creativity in the attack front and was bitterly disappointed with the loss, he told MUTV: “It wasn’t good enough, especially in the first half as we weren’t at the races. In the first half they had the better chances and we didn’t create as much as we should have. We put the pressure on in the last 20 minutes, but the goal wasn’t meant to be and we are disappointed. I am not sure what was wrong, we just weren’t good enough, that is the honest truth.”