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Lukaku: Man Utd are 'back' under Solskjaer

Lukaku scored in the FA Cup win over Reading. Credit: PA

Romelu Lukaku believes Manchester United are "back to ourselves" after a difficult few months.

Jose Mourinho's sacking has rebooted things at Old Trafford, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could scarcely have wished for a better start to life as caretaker manager.

The Norwegian has overseen five wins from as many matches, emulating the great Sir Matt Busby in making that 100 per cent start to life in the United hot seat.

Saturday's 2-0 win against Reading in the FA Cup was the most unconvincing of those triumphs to date, but Lukaku believes Solskjaer has got the team back to where it should be.

Put to the striker that things are going well after scoring in a third-successive match, he said: "Yeah, not only for me but for the rest of the team.

"I think we are back to ourselves and it's good to see the players enjoy (it) and winning games, which is the most important thing.

"We are Manchester United and we try to go out there and win every game."

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Lukaku absent from Manchester United training ahead of Juventus clash

Romelu Lukaku was absent from Manchester United's training session ahead of their Champions League clash with Juventus in Turin. Credit: PA

Romelu Lukaku was absent from Manchester United's training session ahead of their Champions League clash with Juventus in Turin.

The out-of-form striker was dropped for United's victory over Everton 10 days ago then missed out on the squad entirely for the weekend's win at Bournemouth after picking up an injury in training.

Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini did take part in training at Carrington ahead of United's trip to Italy. Valencia has been sidelined for a month while Fellaini picked up an injury on international duty with Belgium in October.

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Lukaku escapes FA charge after incident against Brighton

Romelu Lukaku has escaped Football Association sanction for his alleged kick at Brighton's Gaetan Bong. Credit: PA

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has escaped Football Association sanction for his alleged kick at Brighton's Gaetan Bong.

Images appeared to show the 24-year-old kicking out twice at the Albion defender just before Ashley Young's strike deflected in off Lewis Dunk to secure Jose Mourinho's men a 1-0 win.

Lukaku was left sweating on FA action as retrospective punishment for violent conduct would incur a three-match ban, ruling him out of the derby clash with Manchester City.

However, Press Association Sport understands the striker will face no action from the governing body over the incident.

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