Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come out to explain his decision to take Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo off vs Young Boys in the UCL. He recently revealed that the decision was necessary because the astroturf takes its toll.
According to him, the game needed Nemanja’s experience and Jesse’s legs, so he decided to limit the minutes for two important players.
Ole added that Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes have been running a lot of late so it was only fair to give them a rest.
His words, “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.”
Maguire added on Lingard’s error, “Of course, discipline is a huge part of tournament football,” he said. “If this was a knockout game and we go out of the competition because we go down to 10 men, everyone would be kicking ourselves.”
“We’re fortunate it is the first game of the group and have loads of time to bounce back from it. Discipline is a huge part of football.”
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