Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, insisting that it was the "right decision" to let go off the duo as the club look to invest in youngsters.
Lukaku and Sanchez both left for Inter Milan in the summer, with the Belgian moving for €80million while the Chilean was sent out on a season-long loan. In their absence, Solskjaer has preferred to show faith in youngsters with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial being given much more central roles up front.
Ole: Right call for Sanchez, Lukaku to go #epl: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he was right to let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave Manchester United, after Mason Greenwood spared his side's blushes in the Europa League... https://t.co/UI9KstoYgn pic.twitter.com/RNaU1bSgoy— EPL Feeds (@eplfeeds) September 20, 2019
Another player who has been touted for great things is 17-year-old Mason Greenwood and the Norwegian believes that it is only right to give them opportunities despite coming in for criticism for not replacing the departed stars.
"For me, it was the right decision (to sell Lukaku and Sanchez). Because I think for the club and for him, I think he's going to be important for us this season. He's not played a lot so far but he'll get his minutes and he'll grow and develop," Solskjaer said as quoted by Sky Sports.
This is an important season for both the club and the manager as they look to challenge for trophies and ensure qualification for the Champions League next season.