Following Man Utd 2:1 lost to Young Boys there has been a lot of the chatter surrounding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decisions following the red card.
Switching to a back-five for half the game and taking Jadon Sancho off after 36 minutes did seem odd. But perhaps Solskjaer’s strangest decisions came in the form of subbing off Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronald, especially when Paul Pogba remained on the pitch.
Both are clear match winners for United and could have provided that piece of magic late in the game if they had stayed on.
However, Solskjaer has since explained why he subbed them off, citing the pair’s fitness and the desire to have Nemanja Matic’s experience and Jesse Lingard’s legs:
“The game had gone 70-odd minutes. They’ve both been running a lot Saturday and today.
“The astroturf takes its toll. We wanted Nemanja’s experience and Jesse’s legs.”