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Romelu Lukaku guaranteed goals for Manchester United but Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are the


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken away a guaranteed 15 goals a season for the greater good at Manchester United. One step back in the hope of leaping two forward.

United want to attack with more expression after Inter Milan paid £74million for Romelu Lukaku, altering their shape and relying on fast movement.

It is the counter-attacking style that dazzled during Solskjaer's early weeks in charge - and one Marcus Rashford can thrive operating in.

Lukaku left Old Trafford with 42 goals in two seasons, a profitable return despite performances petering out. It is up to others to fill that void.

Rashford is the one United will look at, scoring twice in the opening-day 4-0 victory over Chelsea while playing off the left of a front three.

His position might not have changed from last year but that came with more freedom; United offered more whimsy going forward. Interchanging with the central striker, Anthony Martial, gives Rashford more options than ploughing a lonely furrow on the left wing.

'It gives us fluidity, Anthony can play both positions. It gives us more options,' Rashford said.

'We're playing to our strengths, we've had players to be good on counter attack, sometimes decision-making has let us down, but a lot of us are young players so need to keep working on that.'

Nobody should be getting carried away after the win over Chelsea and a stern test at Wolves awaits on Monday night, somewhere they twice lost 2-1 under Solskjaer last season.

Romelu Lukaku's exit to Inter Milan means United have lost a guaranteed 15 goals a season

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My view: Romelu Lukaku is too slow for Manchester United's new style of play. United will do well barring any injury to Paul Pogba, They need to sign a creative central midfielder in January. I think Martial, Rashford and James would be a handful for any defence to handle.

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