SINGAPORE: Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku isn’t match sufficient to face Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday, supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated, with rumours swirling the striker might quickly be part of the Italian facet.
Chatting with media on Friday forward of the match at Singapore’s Nationwide Stadium within the Worldwide Champions Cup, Solskjaer stated: “He’s not match, so he received’t have the ability to play.”
Requested if Lukaku would nonetheless be a United participant at the beginning of the season, he added: “I don’t have any updates.”
Lukaku is but to function on the pre-season journey to Australia, Singapore and China after taking a knock in coaching earlier this week.
The Belgium worldwide, who joined United two years in the past, has been focused by Inter Milan, however talks between the 2 golf equipment have stalled not too long ago, in line with British media experiences.
Solskjaer was additionally pressed on the main focus and type of midfielder Paul Pogba, who joined United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world file price of 89.three million kilos and has been linked with a transfer away from the membership.
“I’m seeking to get all of the gamers again to the shape that we have been on after I first got here in. It’s not about simply Paul Pogba getting again to that kind. It’s each one among us,” Solskjaer stated.
“Everybody has been spot on pre-season and the video games they’ve performed. When they’re out on the pitch, I can’t fault anybody. When we have now obtained conferences, they’re extra proactive…I’ve been very inspired.”
United have pledged to put money into their squad within the close-season following a disappointing sixth-placed end within the Premier League, 32 factors behind champions Manchester Metropolis.
They’ve to date signed defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and Wales winger Daniel James from Championship facet Swansea Metropolis. Solskjaer stated the membership is engaged on “one or two” extra targets earlier than the switch window closes.
Solskjaer has already stated the workforce would want a “miraculous season” to mount a problem within the subsequent marketing campaign due to how a lot their rivals have improved.
United kick off their new league season towards Chelsea at Previous Trafford on Aug. 11.