‘We wanted Matic and Lingard’ – Solskjaer explains Ronaldo and Fernandes substitutions after Man Utd loss

The supervisor mentioned his choices whereas Harry Maguire referred to as on the crew to be extra disciplined

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defined his determination to take Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo out of Tuesday’s sport with Younger Boys after Manchester United fell to a stunning 2-1 defeat.

With Man Utd up a aim and down a person, Solskjaer took off to 2 Portuguese stars, changing them with Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard.

It was Lingard that teed up Jordan Pefok for the winner within the sport’s closing moments, prompting Solskjaer to clarify the choice to take off the 2 stars.

What did Solskjaer say?

“The sport had gone 70-odd minutes,” Solskjaer mentioned. “They’ve each been operating quite a bit Saturday and right now.

“The astroturf takes its toll. We needed Nemanja’s expertise and Jesse’s legs.”

Maguire backs Lingard

Lingard’s misplaced back-pass within the ninety fifth minute finally led to Man Utd’s demise, with Pefok pouncing to seal an enormous house victory for the Swiss aspect.

Having already been diminished to 10 males on account of Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s dismissal, Man Utd had been unable to see out the sport on account of Lingard’s mishap.

However Maguire says nobody is blaming the midfielder as he referred to as on Man Utd to be extra disciplined within the 5 remaining group stage video games.

“In fact, self-discipline is a large a part of match soccer,” he mentioned. “If this was a knockout sport and we exit of the competitors as a result of we go right down to 10 males, everybody could be kicking ourselves.

“We’re lucky it’s the first sport of the group and have a great deal of time to bounce again from it. Self-discipline is a large a part of soccer.

“With Jesse, no footballer likes making errors but it surely’s clearly half and parcel of the sport. We’re people, each footballer makes errors, we’ll study from it, he’ll study from it.

“He’ll decide himself up and be able to go on Sunday, that is half and parcel of soccer. However in fact, self-discipline is an enormous half.”

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