Bruno Fernandes Heard Ordering Solskjaer To Make A Sub As Man Utd Struggle v PSG
Manchester United were defeated 3-1 by PSG on Wednesday night, with many fans blaming manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for not making substitutions quickly enough during the game.
In particular, supporters were urging the Norwegian to take off midfielder Fred after a first half that had seen him given a yellow card for a headbut on Leandro Paredes.
However, Solskjaer didn't bring off the Brazilian, and Fred went on to be sent off in the second half as PSG scored twice in the second half to come away with the victory.
It has now emerged that Bruno Fernandes was practically begging Solskjaer to make a change - albeit once the Red Devils were already 2-1 behind.
The Portuguese can be heard shouting at his coach, and signalling with his hands in a way that appears to be asking for a substitution.
Bruno telling Ole to make a sub:skull: pic.twitter.com/cOSJ7Kw034- Rue (@thfcrueben) December 2, 2020
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Solskjaer waited until the 74th minute to make a change, taking Marcus Rashford off for Paul Pogba. Donny Van De Beek and Mason Greenwood came on for Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial on 79 minutes, before Odion Ighalo replaced Aaron Wan-Bissaka with just moments left in the game.
Many pointed out that this wasn't enough from Solskjaer, and were worried that it means the club favourite doesn't have what it takes when it comes to game management.
We have wasted so many chances yes but I'm so disappointed with Ole Gunnar Solskjær today. He practically had 5 subs to make with Pogba, Matic and VDB on the bench and risks Fred to the 70th minute when he was lucky to finish the first half. Very very poor decision #mufc #MUNPSG- Devil's United :red_circle: (@krishna_subin) December 2, 2020
Get him gone asap wtf I wanna wake up to "Ole Gunnar Solskjær contract with Manchester United has been terminated with immediate effect" that was shambolic management that leaving the subs till late and keeping Fred on even after he clearly should've got Red card for the headbutt- :beginner:PRO-ACTIVE #MUFC FAN:beginner: (@OleGlazer_OUT) December 2, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer...no tactics just vibes...sorry to say but #OleOut for the future of this club he has to go, Martial is also at fault but Ole's useless tactics and subs cost us the game and sends us to Thusday nights #OleOut #MUFC #UCL- Matthew Wyn Morris :flag_black: (@matthew_wyn) December 2, 2020
Solskjaer getting a lot of stick for not taking Fred off but lets be fair to him, you can only make 5 subs and he only had 170 millions quids worth of central midfielders on the bench, so you can see the predicament.- Liam Wilson (@LAWilson86) December 2, 2020
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