Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Doesn’t Regret Selling Romelu Lukaku & Has No Fears Over Job Security

​Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he has no regrets over selling striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer, and believes he has the full backing of Manchester United’s hierarchy.

A 2-0 home defeat to Burnley in their last Premier League fixture epitomised the Red Devils’ plight in recent seasons, with pressure exponentially rising on Solskjaer.

Marcus Rashford’s long-term injury, sustained in an FA Cup replay with Wolves, has left Man United short of talent and depth in attacking areas, while also leading to criticism for the way in which the Manchester club handled the forward’s back problem.

Romelu Lukaku,Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

As a result, many have been left pondering why United decided to let go of ​Lukaku in the summer – a player who has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Inter this season. But Solskjaer seemingly has no regrets over selling the Belgian.

As quoted by the ​Sunday Times, the United boss said: “I have not thought, ‘Oh, I wish I had kept him.’ Some of those we let go were not right for the culture. 

“That is just my belief and why we kept the players with the right attitude. They will run through a brick wall for the club — not everyone did.”

The injury to ​Rashford has led to much speculation about who ​Man Utd could sign to replace the English forward. However, the closest the Red Devils have come to making a signing in January is midfielder Bruno Fernandes of Sporting CP – a transfer saga that appears to have no end in sight.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

But regardless of winter additions or poor performances, and results, Solskjaer still believes he has the full backing of those above him at Old Trafford.

“I don’t fear for my position. I keep on working,” he added. “But I won’t spend big money on someone to come in if they’re not right.”