"When you've got players in good form it's hard to keep them out".
Inter were hopeful of wrapping up an initial two-year loan deal for Lukaku with payments of £9m, £27 million and £27 million coming over three consecutive years.
Inter Milan submitted their bid of £54 million for Lukaku following Conte's desperate appeal to the clubs board to bring the Belgian on board as he would be a good improvement to the squad.
"But I repeat, today Lukaku is a player of United and this is the reality and this is the truth".
The Belgium striker, who has been linked with a big-money move to Inter this summer, will not be involved in the International Champions Cup clash between the sides.
"The only place he can play right now is as a striker".
"I've not spoken to him, they've had to do running after the game, but I'll have a chat with him, yeah".
They have signed players like Valentino Lazaro, Matteo Politano and Eddie Salcedo, but none of them is at the top of the manager's transfer list. "He's hard to go past and he was going forward as well so I'm very pleased with his performance and the team's performance".
Solskjaer has already said the team would need a "miraculous season" to mount a challenge in the next campaign because of how much their rivals have improved.