Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted he has been left demoralised following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decisions against Leicester City in the FA Cup.
Despite going into an international break after the trip to the King Power, Solskjaer opted to rotate heavily, dropping the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw.
Solskjaer defended his line-up, but Neville admitted he was surprised, as United lost the chance of winning their first trophy under the Norwegian.
“Been a good week, not surprising they go to Milan and do what they did because they are good away from home,” he said on his Gary Neville podcast with Sky Sports.
“Beating West Ham last week, and then I’m surprised that the team has been rotated so much.
“I know he has been doing that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but this was a real chance. You think about the semi final draw that occurred at half time in that game, which meant the winner played Southampton.”
He added: “It’s not a gimme against Southampton in the semi final by any stretch of the imagination but what an opportunity. And I do believe that group of players need to win a trophy under Solskjaer.
“Yes, of course, finishing second would be the priority at the start of the season and winning a trophy will now be the priority with that, they only have the Europa League left but that was a real good one today.
“They have a decent record at Leicester and I was in the car listening to the game, get back from behind and think ‘here we go’ not surprised with United away from home — but then that second and third goes in and it’s a massive missed opportunity.
“I am demoralised a little bit tonight as a United fan because I do feel that was a really good one to go for this season.”