Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he substituted Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes during Manchester United’s loss to Young Boys, adding his side will learn from the defeat.
With the game level at 1-1, the United manager replaced the Portuguese pair with Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard in the 72nd minute. Fernandes has assisted Ronaldo’s opener in the first half, with the visitors needing a goal in Bern.
When asked about the changes in his post-match press conference, Solskjaer explained: “The game has gone 70-odd minutes, they had been running a lot, both on Saturday and today.
“The astroturf takes it’s toll as well and we wanted Nemanja’s experience to keep hold of the ball and Jesse’s legs.”