Lukaku's right wing comments expose his mentality – Solskjaer said (and showed) in 2003 how you deal with struggle
- The Belgian decided to leave United after Solskjaer played him on the right.
- Solskjaer had been in a similar situation filling Beckham's boots.
- Unlike Lukaku, he didn't whinge and worked on his game.
- Ferguson could only praise his player.
In 2003 Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to cope with David Beckham's departure to Real Madrid by playing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in that role. The Norwegian, albeit a striker, grabbed his opportunity as a chance, not as an insult the way Romelu Lukaku did.
"I have never disliked the role and the more I play it, the more confident I feel about which positions to take up," Solskjaer said of playing on the right. "Crossing has never been a weakness either ... but I will just continue to do my best."
Sir Alex said: "In the last two seasons, Ole has got more consistency and more strength," he said. "We never regarded him as a natural wide player but [he has] proved adaptable enough to play on both flanks."
Lukaku had outstanding games for United (vs Arsenal) and Belgium (vs Brazil) playing on the right. Apparently, he couldn't take it any more at Old Trafford. Maybe he's just confused as to why he left.