Romelu Lukaku believes there is “no doubt” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be made Manchester United manager on a permanent basis after leading the club into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2014.
Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time penalty and a double from Romelu Lukaku gave United a sensational 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes that sent them through on away goals.
It means United have won 14 of 17 matches since Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho, while losing just once, and Lukaku has no doubt the Norwegian will be in charge next season.
“I know he’s going to stay, there’s no doubt about that,” he told Viasport. “He wants to stay, the players want him to stay. We’re doing really well, we’re playing like Manchester United should play.
“He’s a young coach, he has young players as well so it’s the perfect environment to develop and hopefully win trophies in the future.”
Lukaku pointed to the wins at Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal in another interview with beIN SPORTS, before asking: “What else does he have to do?”
Solskjaer has also helped revitalise Lukaku in recent weeks, with the Belgian forward’s double in Paris taking his tally to six in his last three matches for United.
Asked how Solskjaer has helped him, Lukaku said: “He’s done a lot. When I came back in, for me, personally he had a plan.
“He wanted me to be really sharp in three or four weeks and that’s what happened. We took three or four weeks, I did a lot of interval work and a lot of finishing and now I can say that I am fully fit.