Following a saga that lasted virtually the entire summer, Romelu Lukaku eventually left Manchester United to join Inter on deadline day.
The Belgium international signed for the Nerazzurri in a reported £73m deal, but despite losing one of their main goal-scorers, United did not sign a replacement.
Speaking in his pre-Chelsea press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now revealed that whilst Lukaku was one of the “top number nines around”, he has the utmost confidence in the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, amongst others, to score goals.
After hearing the Norwegian’s comments on the side’s remaining options up front, United fans took to Twitter to share their concerns about the matter.
Many supporters of the Manchester side expressed their frustrations at hearing Solskjaer trying to sing the praises of the club’s forwards, and simply insisted he is “deluded”.
Indeed, a few even questioned how the United boss could bring Lingard’s name into the conversation when he hasn’t proven in previous years to be a reliable goal-scorer.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Loool what a deluded guy. Fergie played youth with elite players. Never ever did he thrown them into with average players like Rashford and Lingard.
— Shahzeb Zaidi (@ZaidiSahaab) 9 August 2019
Its all good until I read Jesse
— wai yan moe kyaw (@wai_yanmk) 9 August 2019
Ooh God not again! Which Jesse? Are we surely still banking on Jesse Lingard?
— Stano (@stanslausmuzemb) 9 August 2019
Man said James
— Claff (@ffsTim) 9 August 2019
What signs are there that Jesse will get more please ? He’s been at the club how many years now
— – (@Joe_D_M_A) 9 August 2019
No one can score
— sadak mohamoud (@MohamoudSadak) 9 August 2019
— warm chalupa (@lamismapato) 9 August 2019
Lol Goodluck Ole. This is a major decision you’ve made. If this doesn’t work out I hope you can withstand the press and angry mob fans
— Chubi (@chuubiyo) 9 August 2019
Jesse will get more what? Goals yh right. More followers maybe
— bob smith (@Bob315Bob) 9 August 2019