Solskjaer praises Romelu Lukaku for grabbing chances

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was happy to see Romelu Lukaku making the most of playing in his favoured central striker role with two goals in Manchester United's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Lukaku has been asked to fill in on the flanks in recent weeks, with caretaker United manager Solskjaer preferring to employ Marcus Rashford through the middle.

But with Rashford not fully fit and named amongst the substitutes at Selhurst Park, 
Lukaku was restored to his preferred position and responded with a goal in each half to complete a win that maintained Solskjaer's unbeaten run in the Premier League to 11 games since he took charge in mid-December.

And the manager, himself a former United striker, was in no doubt that the positional switch had played a key role in Belgium international Lukaku scoring his first goals in 10 appearances.

"He was through the middle today, we created chances for him, he put them away well," said Solskjaer.

"He's done loads of running up and down the line, right wing, left wing, he's had a different role because of Rashford's form of course.

"Today he got a chance up front, two very good finishes, could have had another one as well earlier on, so very pleased for Rom, he is a quality finisher."
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