Lukaku could be Manchester United's Champions League hero despite fall from grace

Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku to be the focal point of their team. But, despite an impressive debut campaign, the Belgian has struggled to win over the Old Trafford faithful.
Signed for £75million from Everton (BBC), the striker was expected to be United’s star striker for years. Yet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overlooked Lukaku in favour of Marcus Rashford.
But could the 25-year-old have a major role to play after all, with United’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on the horizon?

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United have brushed aside seven teams since Solskjaer took the reins. However, PSG are a different beast and, over two legs, the strength of the respective benches could be vital.
Lukaku is proving to be something of a super sub right now. So do not be surprised if the Belgian makes the difference in United’s biggest games of the season so far.
Solskjaer and United know a thing or two about late European strikes. So, while Lukaku may be stewing on the bench, his new manager can explain that is exactly where heroes arise.

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Vincent is the Senior Managing Editor of Freshered. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years.