Andy Cole explains the problems he spotted watching Romelu Lukaku under Jose Mourinho

Lukaku has scored three goals in his last four games

For the majority of Manchester United players, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival has meant nothing but good news.

The Norwegian kept up his perfect record as interim manager with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday, courtesy of Marcus Rashford's strike just before half-time.

The England international has been in particularly good form since Jose Mourinho's departure, but there are winners and losers in every situation - and in this case, it's consigned Romelu Lukaku largely to the bench. 

The Belgian is yet to start a league game under the new regime, though partly because he spent time away on compassionate leave.

Since returning, the 25-year-old has proved something of a super-sub - a position Solskjaer will no doubt sympathise with - and has scored three in four.

Two of those goals have come when he's been brought on in the second half. 

To his credit, Lukaku rarely grumbled under Mourinho, but it has to be said that he struggled to live up to his £75million price tag. 

In the last few weeks, not only is he looking much leaner, he also seems to have improved psychologically. 

That's the opinion of former United striker Andy Cole, at least, who believes he witnessed some of the tell-tale signs of lost confidence earlier in the campaign when watching the former Everton man. 

Cole feared for Lukaku's confidence  

"Romelu has got to find his mojo again," Cole told journalist Andy Mitten, for ESPN.

"He has come off the bench and scored two in two, but that mojo comes from confidence. I watched him this season under Jose and I could tell, as a former centre-forward myself, that he was low on confidence.

"The first thing which starts to go is your movement. Romelu wasn't moving.

Lukaku scored from the bench vs Newcastle

"You stop making the runs because you stop believing in yourself. I've been in that position and I'd watch him making hand gestures about where he wanted the ball to go, but psychologically you don't really want the ball. It's all about confidence and when his returns he'll start scoring."

United's attack look in much better sync already and that's sure to benefit Lukaku, as well as the other forwards. 

And while he clearly isn't top of the pecking order at the moment, he does look increasingly confident when he comes on, making an immediate difference. 

Cole won't be the only one hoping there's more to come from him.  

What do you make of Lukaku's season so far? Have your say in the comments. 

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