Manchester United FC

Paul Scholes questions Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s subs against Young Boys – Red Rants

football merchandise
The Official Football Merchandise Store

1006601281 scaled

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged the club to sack under-pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the Red Devils’ disaster on Tuesday.

Solskjaer has come under heavy scrutiny after several questionable decisions during United’s 2-1 loss to Young Boys in their Champions League opener.

Despite earning an early lead through Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s first-half red card gave the Swiss champions a leg-up and ultimately swayed the encounter in the home side’s favour.

Forced to play a man light for almost half an hour, Solskjaer decided to drop his players deep and try to salvage at least a point, which eventually backfired on him.

BT pundit Scholes questioned some decisions made by the Red Devils chief of staff at the Stadion Wankdorf.

“It’s not a complete disaster – not ideal, obviously you’d like to go away and win,” the ex-midfielder said, as relayed by TEAMtalk.

“Jesse (Lingard) will be disappointed – it all stems from the sending off in the first half. United were quite comfortable up until that point.

“I do think United probably missed a trick, they couldn’t get out their half they were so deep.

“I think he should’ve brought more pace on earlier in Martial or [Mason] Greenwood, they didn’t do that and they’ve paid the ultimate price.”

Desperate to avoid defeat against sub-par opposition, Solskjaer subbed off headline performers Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes only a few moments after Young Boys’ equaliser.

Withdrawing his most prolific duo amid a stalemate was a clear indicator that the manager has no intention of winning the game but rather tries not to lose it.

Additionally, Solskjaer replaced attacking-minded midfielder Donny van de Beek with Raphael Varane at half-time, further confirming his defensive approach.

Anthony Martial joined the fray in the 89th minute, while United’s most in-form star Mason Greenwood spent the entire game on the bench.

Therefore, it’s hard to make a case for Solskjaer not planning to defend a slender lead despite boasting a far more intimidating roster.

Read: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unhappy with the referee’s decision to send off Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

football merchandise
The Official Football Merchandise Store Liverpool Shop
Chelsea Shop
Manchester City Shop
Arsenal Shop
Tottenham Hotspur Shop
Manchester United Shop
Leicester City Shop
Newcastle United Shop
West Ham United Shop
Barcelona Shop
Real Madrid Shop

Source link
manchester united gifts, manchester united shop, manchester united store, manchester united superstore, manchester united merch, manchester united merchandise, manchester united souvenirs

Related Posts