Solskjaer explains why he substituted Bruno Fernandes against Liverpool. The Portuguese midfielder wasn’t happy with Solskjaer’s decision

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his decision for Bruno Fernandes substitution against Liverpool on Sunday.

The Norwegian insists it was a tactical decision to sub the Portuguese especially considering the hard graft he’s had to put in games since the club.

When asked about substituting Bruno Fernandes in the final minutes of the Liverpool draw, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV: “It was a tactical decision.

“Bruno has been running his socks off every single game since he came. He has been here a year and running more or less every game.

“Towards the end, we felt Paul’s [Pogba] physical presence in there might be a chance for us and Mason [Greenwood], when he gets a chance, can score in the blink of a second.

“So it was a bit of a throw of the dice to put Mason on even though he had to defend against [Andrew] Robertson.”

The United talismanic midfielder was visibly frustrated at being taken off the field.

Meanwhile, it is believed the player’s risky playing style is the reason behind his substituting something which saw him berated by first-team coach Mike Phelan.