PREMIER - Solskjaer on Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernandes substitutions
During Manchester United's defeat against Young Boys, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed why he removed Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, saying that his team will learn from the defeat.
In the 72nd minute, with the game tied at 1-1, United manager Jose Mourinho replaced the Portuguese duo with Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard.
In his post-match news conference, when questioned about the substitutions, Solskjaer explained:
"The game had gone 70-odd minutes, they had been running a lot, both on Saturday and today.
"The astroturf takes its toll as well and we wanted Nemanja's experience to keep hold of the ball and Jesse's legs.
"Ronaldo is exceptional... But we have to look after him as well and it felt like the right moment to take him off."