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Romelu Lukaku credits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for upturn in scoring form

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has credited caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his recent upturn in goalscoring form. The Belgium international had experienced a tough 2018/19 season under the guidance of ex-boss Jose Mourinho but he has managed to transform his fortunes with Ole after scoring in each of the last three matches.

Speaking to MUTV, Lukaku credited Ole for the improvement in scoring form and revealed that the Norwegian had been providing the strikers with tips regarding the finishing in particular, he said: “In training you see he helps us a lot with finishing and how to strike the ball.He explains how to move away from the ball and the way he wants us to play really benefits me. It helps me to get in a position where I want to be and he understands what type of striker I am and he works to our strengths. He knows I want to play through the middle, facing the goal at all times. He helps me a lot and I try to pay off with goals.”

“Lukaku had found himself a regular substitute during the final weeks when Mourinho was at the helm of things“ and the same has pretty much remained the case with Ole at the club. However, the striker has shown a better application “when called upon to“ the field and he has contributed goals in each of the previous two league matches.

Meanwhile, the Belgian made his maiden start under Ole during the FA Cup third round tie against Reading and the match produced another goal for him - thereby making a strong call to reclaim a starting spot in the Premier League. United are scheduled to face Tottenham Hotspur on the road during next weekend’s league encounter and they could have a minor advantage over Spurs, given the north London side have a League Cup semi-final first leg to contend with in midweek.