Solskjaer under criticism for use of striker

Solskjaer under criticism
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has attracted the ire of Manchester United fans after not fielding Mason Greenwood for the first 88 minutes of the game against Wolves on Monday. 

Even though they ended their Molineu losing streak on Monday night with a 1-1 draw, Manchester United fans left the stadium disappointed having seen their team missed out on the chance to make it 2 wins out of 2.

After taking an early lead courtesy of a quick Anthony Martial strike, United had the chance to put the game to bed after Ruben Nevez had equalized the game in the 2nd half.

However, as ill-luck would have it, Paul Pogba was denied his first goal of the season as his spot-kick was easily palmed away by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. [/ Vc_column_text]

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While the likes of Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were criticizing Pogba for his missed penalty, some Manchester United fans were questioning the decision making of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

The supporters weren’t happy that even after he showed signs of promise during the club’s pre-season, Mason Greenwood was only brought on by Solskjaer in the 88th minute of the game. 

They were of the opinion that with normal time almost up, there was little, if any, time for Greenwood to make any impact on the game and help his team earn the much-needed 3 points.

Here’s how some Manchester United supporters to their manager’s decision to not field the striker early on:


Crystal Palace next at home

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace makes his thoughts during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on January 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Although Manchester United supporters aren’t happy with their team losing two points at the Molineux, in hindsight, they might not have asked for a better start after getting 4 points from 2 difficult fixtures against Chelsea and Wolves.

Next on their fixture list is a trip of Crystal Palace to the Old Trafford, and with the Eagles having a stuttering start to the season, Manchester United would be going into that game in a confident mood.

Crystal Palace haven’t had the best of summers as after seeing one of their best players in Aaron Wan Bissaka leaving for Manchester United, they had another in Wilfred Zaha who wanted to leave the club.

While the Nigerian is a Palace player for the time being, his performances in the first two games of the season might have left some Eagles’ fans to wonder whether the club could have done better by allowing Zaha to go and use the resulting transfer money to recruit a player who really wanted to play for the club.

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