Champions League: Solskjaer reveals why he dropped Pogba for 2-1 win at PSG

October 21, 2020
27 Views

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has given reasons he left Paul Pogba out of his starting XI for their Champions League win at Paris Saint-Germain.

Solskjaer opted for Fred and Scott McTominay behind Bruno Fernandes in midfield for their 2-1 victory.

According to the Norwegian, he wanted the duo to “lay the foundation” for the side.

Fernandes gave United the lead from the penalty spot, before PSG equalized thanks to Anthony Martial’s own goal.

Pogba was left out of the starting XI for the second straight game, having also been benched against Newcastle, but made a big impact in his cameo against PSG.

The Frenchman created more chances than any other player, as United eventually found the winner through Marcus Rashford.

When asked his reason behind the Fred and McTominay starting, Solskjaer explained: “They’re in good form now, they’re good players and they played really well against Newcastle.

“They laid the foundations for the win in that game, and I think they laid the foundation today as well.

“Scotty played the first half as well with only one eye, that was the most impressive thing, because he lost his contact lens. So that was impressive.”

You may be interested

Ronaldo, Juventus could end up in Europa League
News
2 views
News
2 views

Ronaldo, Juventus could end up in Europa League

admin - May 10, 2021

Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, has slammed the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as they lost 3-1 on…

Pirlo speaks on resigning as Juventus manager after 3-0 defeat to AC Milan
News
1 views
News
1 views

Pirlo speaks on resigning as Juventus manager after 3-0 defeat to AC Milan

admin - May 10, 2021

Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, has slammed the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as they lost 3-1 on…

News
1 views

Lagos Free Zone a special project for furthering Indian investments in Nigeria – High Commissioner

admin - May 10, 2021

Most of the cars imported to Nigeria are 85% cosmetically repackaged and fixed before selling. What you don’t know you…

Leave a Comment