Manchester United Football Club is in the middle of a major overhaul. These things take time, and as fans, it’s our job to be patient.
For ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the first order of business is seemingly clearing out the dead-wood and building from the back.
What’s encouraging is that the signings he has made have all started brilliantly, though the same old players seem to be letting us down.
Though the squad is thin at the moment, Solskjaer has sent out a message by letting some players walk away for free, while moving on from the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku.
Letting the latter leave has divided opinion, though in response to a fan, Gary Neville took to Twitter to explain why he’s ‘delighted’ that the 26-year-old Lukaku has left Old Trafford.
I’m not sure you can fault his professionalism while on the field, but the way he disrespected United in order to force through a move certainly hurt.
At the end of the day, he’s a player who probably just doesn’t fit in with what Solskjaer is trying to achieve – hence why it made sense to move him on.
As Neville says, Lukaku will score goals wherever he ends up, but I am happy that he’s got – though for different reasons to Neville as I’m not sure Lukaku ever thought he was bigger than United…