Solskjaer insists he’d still rotate his squad despite last season’s Champions League group stage failure

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Last season, Manchester United were drawn in the Champions League group of death, as United were paired with PSG, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Badaksehir.

United started that campaign in fine form with wins over PSG and Leipzig. Surprisingly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men couldn’t beat the group minnows and ended up crashing out at the group stage hurdle.

This season, United have been drawn against Villarreal, Atalanta and Young Boys.

Solskjaer has admitted that he still remembers the events of last season and has vowed to take the group stage seriously this time around.

Speaking to the club website, he said: “Of course, you’re at the start of a new competition and we want to win every game and go all the way. But we know that we have to take one game at a time. We started brilliantly last time and then it changed against Basaksehir, that was the game that we shouldn’t have lost. We just have to focus on [Young Boys] now.”

Manchester United have seven games to play this month, and Solskjaer has revealed he is happy with the depth of his squad and has vowed to rotate his players throughout this congested period.

“Yes, of course,” he said when asked if he would rotate his squad.

“Between these two international breaks, we have seven games. We started brilliantly against Newcastle of course with the result but we just have to go game by game by game, see who’s fit, see who’s ready and just keep the focus. Make sure we do our jobs.”

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