'Lukaku was too heavy' - former Manchester United star explains why the striker was sold
 'Lukaku was too heavy' - former Manchester United star explains why the striker was sold
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'Lukaku was too heavy' - former Manchester United star explains why the striker was sold

Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister believes Romelu Lukaku could not fit into coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's playing style this season and was the main reason he was sold. 

The Belgian was offloaded to Inter Milan on the last day of the summer transfer window, having fallen down the pecking order at the club. 

The defender has further taken issue with Lukaku's weight, saying he was 'too heavy' and could not fit the counter-attacking football that Solskjaer is keen on implementing. 

"I think Lukaku is a goalscorer and he will score plenty of goals, but the way they want to play at times, he’s too heavy," Pallister told AmericanGambler.com . 

"You look at the pace in the present game; maybe Ole is looking at that and saying he can’t implement that into his game for me. He was surplus to requirements," 

"He’s a goal scorer, an instinctive goal scorer. He’s not the most clinical but he will get you 15-20 goals a season, but we were looking for a more rounded player.

United were lethal on the counter against Chelsea on Sunday in the club's opening match of the season and scored two goals after catching the Blue's backline napping, and this excited Pallister. 

"He plays Lingard, Martial, and Rashford, and we caught Chelsea napping on the ball high up the pitch. So when you can do that you’ll have more space to go into and score more goals,"

United have not been able to replace Lukaku, with Rashford the only experienced striker in their lineup.

The emergence of Mason Greenwood, however, offers the club with an option upfront, with the youngster putting in assured performances anytime he has been given the chance. 

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