Solskjaer reveals why he may have to bench some big name players

Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he can only use two to three midfielders at a time, despite the vast array of talents at his disposal.

The Norwegian has had to use Scott McTominay and Fred, along with Bruno Fernandes in United’s recent matches, leaving the likes of Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba on the bench.

But in his recent press conference, he revealed he will eventually have to use all of them, and that at the moment, he’s only concerned about those who have the most to offer the team.

Solskjaer told the media, “It’s going to be a long season and the depth of our squad is better now.

“Last game Donny, Nemanja and Paul all started on the bench – they’re all experienced international footballers. It’s not easy.

“But we have so many games this season and they’re all going to play a big part, nobody will be able to play all of them. They work well as a team, is it two, three or four? And who’s on form? Who needs a break?

“I’ve been part of a successful Man United team myself and we had two players for each position. The most successful teams have that, who have been winning trophies.

“It’s difficult to leave players out, but I don’t feel that pressure. The pressure is on results. You have to play the next two, three, four games. It’s a nice problem to have, I’d rather have that one than play players who aren’t ready for the Premier League.”

Solskjaer’s decisions and tactics have paid off so far, as United look a different team from the one that conceded 6 against Tottenham.

Naturally, everyone will not be happy because you can’t okay everyone, however, we trust the manager to do what is best for the team, which seems to be exactly what he is doing at the moment.