Revitalised Lukaku excels on return as Manchester United's main man

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford

"They had two unbelievable strikes and we got a sucker punch at 2-2".

"He's still not 100% fit, he is still working to get back fit and he's had a fantastic career here at Man United and in England", said Solskjaer in his pre-match press conference, "He is one of the Premier League winners left in the dressing room but at the moment I'm not sure if Man United and Antonio will agree on the next year".

Three days after scoring twice in a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace, Lukaku again proved the difference for United with another double.

After a lacklustre first-half display, United were now in an irrepressible mood and took the lead just six minutes later through Lukaku.

However, the home team drew level after the break when Andreas Pereira curled home a beauty from distance, only for James Ward-Prowse to complete an afternoon of stunning goals by after beating De Gea with a beautifully struck free kick from the edge of the area.

With Manchester United in fine form, it was important to keep up the momentum ahead of what will surely be a tough fixture.

Solskjaer's mentor Alex Ferguson became renowned for his team's last-minute winners during a golden era that featured the current United interim manager, who scored a stoppage-time victor in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

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You have to be stable and the boys were always stable tonight and really fluent offensively. "Let's try to do it again and again". Sadio Mane (in red) scores Liverpool's second goal past Watford's Ben Foster in the Premier League match at Anfield in Liverpool.

Solskjaer could even enjoy the luxury of a missed injury-time penalty when Paul Pogba's effort was well saved by Angus Gunn following Stuart Armstrong's trip on Marcus Rashford.

Solskjaer feels his side could have put the game to bed in the first few minutes with the chances they created, but is delighted to see the way they came back into the game in the second half.

I don't know what I've done differently, he's played but it's him, he's got another couple of years in him Luke and when he decides to drive forward and goes into fifth gear there's no one quicker.

"First five minutes we had a bit of luck that we didn't go back but afterwards we showed that we can also play with the ball and come out of the pressure and press them early", the Southampton boss said.

Meanwhile, United must now prepare for Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

"We did that before I had won two or three games and all this talk about if I should stay on or not". This has happened before, so many great comebacks.

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