As a Lukaku-shaped door closes, a David Brooks shaped door opens!
According to reports the £75million striker Romelu Lukaku is looking to exit Manchester United after falling out of Solskjaer’s favour, as he prefers to use the homegrown Marcus Rashford in the number 9 role.
Lukaku is heavily pushing for a move as he tells Manchester United that he wants to leave the club by July 7th 2019.
As a result, Solskjaer has his eyes on the Welsh 21-year-old attacking-midfielder from Bournemouth, David Brooks, who is rumoured to be worth around £50million. This could suggest multiple things, however, it is likely that Brooks will be used in the number 10 role or right-wing position, as this is where he has been playing if his name has ended up on the score sheet.
With 7 goals and 5 assists in his first ever Premier League season, it is clear that his talent and potential has not gone unnoticed. With Manchester United struggling to create goals last season, Brooks could be the answer to this everlasting dilemma.
David Brooks also fits the culture that Solskjaer is bringing into his new Manchester United, he is British, young, promising and desperate to prove himself at a high level. A similar case for the likes of Daniel James, Mason Greenwood, Dean Henderson, Angel Gomes, Axel Tuanzebe etc.
Many Manchester United fans may be displeased that big names such as Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and David De Gea are at the brink of leaving the club, and lesser-known talents such as James and Brooks looking to be brought in. However, many must remember that the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David De Gea, Nani, Ryan Giggs, Rafael Da Silva and many more were unknown talents before making a name for themselves at Old Trafford.
Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, it seems as though the identity of Manchester United has been lost, and with Solskjaer’s recent inquiries, it is clear that he has an image in mind of what this Man United team should look like. Therefore, fans should be excited about this rebuild, as it can’t be much worse than the lifeless, disappointing and dull team which they have been subjected to for the past 6 years.