Eyebrow were raised when Manchester United manager Solskjaer sanctioned the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in the summer when there’s is no perfect replacement.
Solskjaer was criticized by many Old Trafford faithfuls for taking such decision but former United striker Louis Saha believes the manager was right to let go of some players whom he felt won’t settle well in his plans.
“I think they were right to let the players leave (Lukaku and Sanchez). Definitely, if they had expressed that they don’t want to remain there so you have to understand that it’s not just about economics but the man management,”
Speaking to CompareBet as reported by Goal, Saha claimed preventing Lukaku from leaving could affect the team spirit in a negative way.
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“… and if those guys don’t want to be there it’s not right for the spirit where they’re trying to build something new.”
He, however, stressed that there is need to replace the Belgium player because Rashford seems too young to single-handedly shoulder the club’s goalscoring burden.
” But the situation right now is obviously to replace those guys. You have to have replacements for competition.”
He suggested that the Red Devils should move for Atalanta’s striker, whom he tagged ‘decent and strong’ player.
“I had views on some strikers like ( Atalanta’s Duvan) Zapata who I think is a decent player, very strong.” he concluded.