Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come out to play down Donny van de Beek’s angry reaction to not being brought on as a substitute vs Villarreal. He, however, revealed that he cannot afford to have sulkers in his MUFC squad.
According to him, he manages a squad full of international footballers and competitive footballers who want to make a difference, therefore he expects everyone to want to play.
Ole added that he understands Van De Beek’s situation since every player wants to be on the pitch to help the team.
His words, “I manage a squad full of international footballers, competitive footballers, who want to make a difference, to play, they all want to be on the pitch of course they do.”
“Donny was ready to come on, as all players should be. I have been a sub more than anyone in this club probably, I must have the record, and you have to be ready all the time. I have been not very happy a few times, but that is just a decision the manager makes.”
“Alex [Telles] was coming off as a left-back, and Fred did that job well. I understand the frustration, every player is keen to play, that has to build into energy and determination for when you come on – then show me. That is not just Donny, all the players.”
“I have a squad of internationals and if we’re going to be successful together we need positive energy, we can’t have energy sappers or sulkers. Donny has never ever affected his team negatively, just so that is said, but as soon as I see players affecting the team negatively that is a different scenario. Then I will probably be a little bit firmer.”
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