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Solskjaer stands by Man Utd team selection after FA Cup exit

Mon 22 March 2021 | 6:14

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stood by his team selection in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat against Leicester.

Manchester United

were dumped out of the FA Cup at the quarterfinal stage after a 3-1 defeat at

Leicester City

on Sunday.

Kelechi Iheanacho

’s brace and

Youri Tielemans

' strike ended United's hopes of winning the competition for the first time since 2016.

The Europa League is now their only realistic chance of a silverware and Solskjaer, who made five changes from Thursday's win at AC Milan, had no regrets over his starting XI, having left talisman

Bruno Fernandes

on the bench until the second half.

Asked if the changes affected the performance, he told the BBC

: "I would've done the same again, the changes were necessary to do. We knew Paul [Pogba] wouldn't last more than an hour and I don't think I would do anything differently. What goes on behind the scenes isn't always known."

When pushed further on

Pogba

and

van de Beek

in his post-match press conference, he added

: “I would have started the same team again, we felt they had more than 45 minutes in them, they're important players for us, that's why we started.”

Asked why

Fernandes

didn’t start, Solskjaer replied

: “Every team selection has reasons behind it and Bruno has played a lot of football, on Thursday night he broke all his records physically, statistically and the boy is not inhuman.


source: SportMob