Manchester United fans were unimpressed with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to substitute Cristiano Ronaldo for Jesse Lingard in Manchester United’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Young Boys.
Ronaldo, making his first Champions League appearance since his return to United, opened the scoring after 13 minutes but Young Boys equalised and Solskjaer then elected to take Ronaldo off in the 72nd minute, with Jesse Lingard replacing him.
The decision proved costly as Young Boys scored a late winner after an error from Lingard.
One fan tweeted: “Gonna go down as one of the worst subs in Champions League and club history for us.”
Another fan tweeted: “Ole replaced Ronaldo with Lingard who ended up playing the game winning assist for young boys.”
Another fan described Solskjaer as ‘clueless’, tweeted: “Manchester United were looking for a win and Ole took of Ronaldo and put in Lingard. Read that sentence again. If this doesn’t tell you how clueless ole is, I don’t know what will.”
Another wrote: “Before you go to bed tonight, remember that Ole Solskjaer actually took off Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo for Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic.”
Another fan tweeted: “Ole brought on Lingard to replace Ronaldo when Manchester United needed a goal to win the game. Lingard just assisted the winner for Young Boys.”
What do you think about Solskjaer’s decision to take off Ronaldo for Lingard?