Manchester United’s squad can only be described as an unlikeable one at present. I genuinely cannot remember feeling so disconnected from the team as i do right now – and it’s up to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make things right.
Obviously, it’s easier said than done and the Baby Faced Assassin is going to need time. There is too much deadwood to clear out in one window as the manager looks to bring in players that fit into his style of play.
Amongst those who could well be on their way out is Romelu Lukaku. According to Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, translated by Caught Offside, the 26-year-old striker has already agreed personal terms with Inter Milan ahead of a proposed move.
The two clubs are yet to agree on a fee for Lukaku, although understandably, United aren’t looking to lose him on the cheap. It is thought that £62million should be enough to get the deal done.
Immediately the first thing that comes to my mind is that the aforementioned fee seems extremely low given United paid £75million to acquire Lukaku from Everton. But again, that just highlights how terrible this club has become when it comes to selling players.
After a great start to life at United under Jose Mourinho, things have somewhat fizzled out for Lukaku. He has still scored 42 goals over two seasons which is the most by a single Red Devil in that time, but those strikers have come in bunches – and more often than not he comes up small when we need him most.
It does feel as though Lukaku doesn’t really fit into the style of football that Solskjaer is starting to play and if the right offer comes in while United have ample time to sort out a replacement – it’s probably smart to sell him during this window.