Manchester United Transfer News: Lukaku, Fellaini, Martial

Solskjaer: Still A Place For Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku Manchester United
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Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists there is still a role in the side for Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgium international has fallen down the pecking order since Solskjaer arrived in place of Jose Mourinho last month. Lukaku has started just one of the Norwegian’s six games in charge.

But when asked by a reporter about Lukaku, Solskjaer said he remains a “big part of the squad”.

“I used to be one of four strikers when we played with two. Now we have six forwards and we play with three.

“There are enough games. It is about taking your chances when you get them.
“No-one is scoring as many as Romelu in training.”

Solskjaer also suggested that he isn’t looking to bring in any new faces at Manchester United this month. When asked about the possibility of incoming transfers this month, interim manager said. “No, not really.”

Meanwhile, France international striker Anthony Martial looks set to stay at Old Trafford. Sky Sports News reported on Friday that the 23-year-old is set to put pen to paper on a new deal.

As things stand, Martial’s contract expires at the end of next season.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is wanted by Monaco.

The Belgium international looks set to leave Old Trafford this month having fallen out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Reports from France claim Monaco coach Thierry Henry has made contact with United over a loan move for Felliaini to the end of the season.