Romelu Lukaku has revealed his love of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their brief stint together at Manchester United.
The Belgian forward spent nine months under Solskjaer’s management at Old Trafford after the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018.
In a Twitter Q&A, Lukaku was asked his views on how Solskjaer is doing at Old Trafford and what their time working together was like.
“He is doing great,” he said.
“You guys have to know I love him as a manager and as a person and I wish him nothing but the best.”
Yet, speaking last year, the attacker, who has flourished at Inter under Antonio Conte, said he had plenty of respect for Solskjaer due to his decision not to stand in Lukaku’s way out of Old Trafford.
He said: “It was a difficult situation where for myself I had to make a decision where I have to go somewhere where I can learn other aspects of my game and work with somebody that wanted me as well.
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Manchester United made heavy weather of their 3-1 win over Newcastle, eventually getting the job done at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes were on the scoresheet as United got back to winning ways in the league. They have a Europa League second leg vs Real Sociedad on Thursday.
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“Ole wanted me to stay, but I told him I was over. I didn’t have the energy. All credit to him because he’s been a man and he helped me make the move away.”
Lukaku was also asked his thoughts on Marcus Rashford in the Q&A, hailing his former United teammate’s development as a player.
He said: “He is improving all the time! I love to see him play. One of the most talented (I) played with for sure.”