Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku admits he was left surprised by the level of insight and analysis into his game offered by interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Belgian attacker has looked like a new player since Jose Mourinho left Old Trafford with his tail between his legs and Solskjaer came in to replace him until the end of the season.
Thing is, we actually look genuinely great under the Norwegian tactician, and quotes like this from Lukaku will only help his case for landing the job permanently.
‘Movement-wise, and stuff like that, but obviously he (Solskjaer) knows the type of striker that I am,’ Lukaku is quoted in the Independent.
‘I think from the first day when I came back in, he did a total analysis of my game and I was really surprised.
‘He helped me a lot and I am looking forward to keeping on working with him.’
Amazing what a manager can do if they actually focus on a player’s strengths and work with them like individuals instead of trying too hard to put an outdated defensive system into place.
To be honest, Lukaku’s praise for Solskjaer is just the latest nail in the coffin of Mourinho’s career, with the Portuguese’s failure to get more out of this squad just looking all the more baffling all the time as they finally start to show their potential.