Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced a heap of criticism following the loss to PSG, not because of the performance or result necessarily but because of some of his questionable decision-making.
The legendary Norwegian opted against substituting Fred at half-time even though many fans could see he had lost his head and was on his way to picking up a second yellow.
The expectation was that the Brazilian midfielder would be taken off at the break given how he was walking a fine line but instead, he played on and was subsequently sent off.
Supporters were also not pleased with Solskjaer’s decisions when it came to the substitutes he made as well as the timing of those changes.
United played well enough to win the fixture but essentially shot themselves in the foot and an eagle-eyed observer explains in the thread below just how.
I’m still gobsmacked at how Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer threw that game away last night, but since it was not discussed by the pundits post-match, a quick thread on exactly what went wrong…. #MUFC
— Jonathan Fadugba (@JFfutbol) December 3, 2020
The writer of the thread points out Marcus Rashford struggling with a knock and how PSG had no real opportunities in the opening stages of the second half.
Thomas Tuchel seems to spot the young Englishman’s inability to play and quickly brought on a player to exploit the space he was leaving as well as changing the French champion’s formation.
The quick-thinking essentially turned the tide for PSG as Fred was soon sent off as well and so Solskjaer’s slow reaction backfired terribly.
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