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Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Solskjaer made a career out of coming off the bench to influence and ultimately win games for Manchester United.
He's now doing it as a different way as United manager by making key changes at important moments this season.
@UTDSamu has created a thread highlighting Solskjaer's ability to change a game with a substitution. The latest instance was of course the 3-1 win at Spurs, where United again came from behind to emerge victorious away from home.
It was the introduction of Mason Greenwood in the second half that proved to be the difference. The United No.11 delivered a stunning cross for Edinson Cavani to put the Red Devils in the lead, before he went on to score himself and seal the win in stoppage time.
Solskjaer also used his subs wisely in the Champions League. Paul Pogba came off the bench to assist Marcus Rashford's winner against PSG, before Rashford entered the fray against RB Leipzig and scored a devastating hat-trick.
Bruno Fernandes completely changed games against West Ham and Liverpool respectively, while Edinson Cavani was involved in all three goals as United came from 2-0 down at half-time to beat Southampton in November.
Both games against AC Milan in the Europa League saw players come off the bench and score.
Amad Diallo notched his first goal for United with a glorious backwards header in the first leg, and then Paul Pogba made a stunning return from injury by scoring instantly after coming on a half-time at the San Siro.
Donny van De Beek helping set up the winner against Brighton with his movement also gets a mention.
Solskjaer making game-changing substitutions this season [A THREAD] pic.twitter.com/PQHD9ybyRf- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Vs Luton Town (Carabao Cup)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Rashford and Greenwood both come off the bench to seal the tie in what was a cagey game. Killed the game from 1-0 to 3-0. pic.twitter.com/9LElYKY7WE
Vs Brighton (Carabao Cup)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Pogba came off the bench to secure the win by scoring from a beautiful strike, and in the end, comfortably winning the game 3-0. pic.twitter.com/2MVdoiFRHj
Vs PSG away (Champions League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Once again Pogba comes off the bench to help United out by assisting Rashford's winner and secure a huge first win to start off our UCL campaign on a high note. pic.twitter.com/5sMm7acF8O
vs Leipzig at home (Champions League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Man Utd were only 1-0 up when Rashford came off the bench and scored a brilliant hattrick, which also included Bruno coming off the bench and assisting one of Rashford's goals. pic.twitter.com/JQzR6RmeYY
vs Everton away (Premier League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Cavani came off the bench to score his debut goal and add a cushion to the scoreline, in the end, United winning 3-1 comfortably. pic.twitter.com/iZUFnbDaWR
vs Istanbul at home (Champions League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Greenwood and Dan James both came off the bench and James rounded off the win by scoring from a Greenwood assist, closing out another game comfortably. pic.twitter.com/BWbWgeuNB5
vs Southampton away (Premier League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
United were 2-0 down at half-time and Cavani was bought off the bench. He turned the game on its head and was involved in all three goals, scoring two of them. Incredible game from the Uruguayan. pic.twitter.com/BRugmrKxfP
vs West Ham away- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Bruno came off the bench and created 8 chances in one half, the most in one half of football since 2015. Rashford too came off the bench to round off the scoring. pic.twitter.com/hszzexsmNj
vs Everton (Carabao Cup)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
It was still 0-0 and United were searching for a breakthrough when Martial inspired United off the bench, assisting Cavani for the first goal and scoring a goal himself later on. pic.twitter.com/vQha3JywQ0
vs Leicester away (Premier League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
It was 1-1 and United was looking to take the lead when Cavani off the bench made an instant impact, assisting Bruno brilliantly for the 2nd goal. Unfortunately, United couldn't hold on and only came away with a point. pic.twitter.com/CQmJqRHaP0
vs Liverpool (FA Cup)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
The game was poised at 2-2 and Ole looked to the bench for inspiration and on came Bruno Fernandes, curling a wonderful free-kick into the far-post, winning the game for United in style. pic.twitter.com/QQKG2PjROS
vs AC Milan at home (Europa League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
United were trailing at home and on came Diallo and a few minutes later, headed in a wonderful equalizer which was also his debut goal. pic.twitter.com/u8W0vKJgxM
vs AC Milan away (Europa League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Once again United was looking for the breakthrough at 0-0 and was losing the tie on away goals. On came Pogba, and netted what turned out to be the winner for not just the game but the whole tie. pic.twitter.com/lmnT7lkQyt
vs Brighton at home (Premier League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Although Van De Beek neither scored nor assisted, he played a vital role in Greenwood's goal with his clever movement off the bench dragging players out of position. pic.twitter.com/JDrUShCCsk
vs Granada away (Europa League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Telles may not have got a goal or assist against Granada but had a very good game, he was a constant threat down the left. It was his cross that caused the foul on Bruno, earning a penalty. pic.twitter.com/fCEY617bqb
vs Spurs away (Premier League)- Samu:tm::beginner: (@UTDSamu) April 12, 2021
Greenwood came off the bench for Rashford and was a constant menace to the Spurs' defense. He put in a beautiful cross which Cavani headed into the net, and later on scoring a trademark goal at the near-post in stoppage-time himself. pic.twitter.com/6AEQDrqn50
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