Romelu Lukaku: How Man Utd star could have lined up FOR PSG in Champions League showdown | Football | Sport


Lukaku is poised to lead the line for United against PSG on Tuesday night with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having to deal with an injury crisis.

And the Belgian will be desperate to follow up braces against Crystal Palace and Southampton respectively by getting on the scoresheet.

Lukaku has torn the Old Trafford faithful during his spell at Manchester United, with fans and critics in equal numbers.

However, he could have been on the receiving end of every fans ire when United face PSG had things gone differently.

The Sun reported in 2016 that PSG, as well as Chelsea, were interested in snapping up Lukaku following his impressive spell at Everton.

The Ligue 1 giants have spent big ever since they were taken over by the Qatar Sports Investments group.

And Lukaku was a mega-money target having scored 61 goals in his past three seasons at Goodison Park.

Lukaku, though, stayed at Everton for another 12 months before heading to United in a £75m deal.

The 25-year-old scored 27 goals in 51 appearances as United finished second and reached the FA Cup final last season.

He has scored 13 goals in 35 games this time around, with none coming in the Champions League.

Breaking that European duck on Tuesday night would be vital to United’s hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals.

Solskjaer’s side trail Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 going into the second leg of the round of 16 at the Parc des Princes.

Former Premier League forward Tony Cascarino has identified the change in Lukaku’s game which may help him against PSG.

“It has been great to see Romelu Lukaku playing with confidence in recent weeks,” Cascarino said.

“He has clearly been working on his finishing with his weaker right foot and it is paying off.

“Three of his past four goals have come with his right foot and they have all been exceptional finishes.”

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