Romelu Lukaku has been left out of the pre-season tour to Norway in the middle of Inter Milan links.
Romelu Lukaku has not been included in the pre-season tour to Norway. Even though the reason has not been stated, it is believed that could be owing down to the continued talks with Inter Milan.
Ole has named a 26-man travelling squad for our trip to Norway. #MUFC
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The Belgian, who has been linked with a potential move to the Italian counterpart, has been in an out of the side in this pre-season under Solskjaer. There were also rumours about Juventus making a move in a swap deal. But, the Argentine Paulo Dybala has avowed to fight for his place at the Allianz Stadium under Maurizio Sarri.
The 26-year-old posted a picture with his agent a day back, sending the Red Devils faithful in a total muddle. The Nerazzurri’s first £54 million bid was turned down the English side, who are demanding no lesser than £79 million. The Red Devils are not prepared to take any loss for the striker as he joined United from Everton for £75 million in 2017.
There are no other omissions from the 26-man travelling squad to Oslo. Lee Grant, who has been forced to sit out during the International Champions League because of injuries, has been included after a quick recovery. Youngsters Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, and Angel Gomes have sneaked into the roster.
David De Gea, Lee Grant, Joel Pereira, Sergio Romero; Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ashley Young; Fred, Angel Gomes, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba; Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.
The friendly against Kristiansund will take place at Ullevaal Stadion on Tuesday evening. The Red Devils have won all the pre-season fixtures, but they will have to successfully overcome the Norwegian side and AC Milan before taking on Chelsea in the Premier League.