Andy Gray slams Solskjaer for his weak selection against Leicester City

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With Manchester United having to play two games in a space of four days, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to play a weakened squad against Leicester City.

The United boss made 10 changes to the team that defeated Aston Villa over the weekend, as he decided to rest the bulk of his squad for the game against Liverpool on Thursday.

beIN Sports analyst Andy Gray has slammed the decision made by Solskjaer, as he revealed that the United manager shouldn’t have made that many changes.

Speaking on beIN Sports, he said: “I thought they’d make changes, the time scale is difficult but not impossible. I thought they’d make five or six changes. I know they’ve got a problem with Maguire who has picked up a knock and might not have played.

“I thought they’d make seven, at a push, changes. I didn’t think they’d make 10 wholesale changes. I knew he’d pick an under-strength team here before Thursday. He won’t play this team against Liverpool.

“It’s wrong to think but Liverpool and Leicester are almost going head to head for the last spot and I’m not discounting West Ham.

“Have Liverpool got a right to feel aggrieved tonight? One hundred per cent you have and I don’t often agree with Liverpool fans, trust me, unless United play the same team on Thursday. Not a chance.”