Sport Solskjaer just ‘using the squad’ in Manchester United blowout of Leipzig

03:55  29 october  2020
03:55  29 october  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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RB LEIPZIG have got one over on Manchester United by booking up The Lowry ahead of Dayot Upamecano and his fellow RB Leipzig players arrived at the Lowry Hotel in Salford on Tuesday MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news. Speaking last month, Solskjaer revealed

Manchester United host RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday. I think it says a lot about our depth of quality in the squad that we don't have to use him every single game It isn't the first time recently that Solskjaer has hit back at former United players, after issuing a staunch

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments after Manchester United’s 5-0 win over RB Leipzig, a second-successive decisive Champions League defeat of a top five league leader, will be sure to spark some questions amongst fans.

Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba were among the players who came into the squad and absolutely bossed one of last season’s UCL semifinalists.

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Julian Nagelsmann is perhaps the most promising young coach in the world. His team had no answers, perhaps because United has played a 4-2-3-1 for the vast majority of its 2020 matches under Solksjaer.

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Man Utd sign Van de Beek. During the news conference building up to Wednesday's match against RB Leipzig , the Norwegian boss highlighted that his Solskjaer added: "It's nice for some players and commentators to have a little go. I know you're short on time on television and have to put your point

Leipzig has allowed three goals in five Bundesliga outings this season. United could’ve doubled that.

Solksjaer, reputed more for his man management than his tactics, went with what looked like either a 4-4-2 diamond or 4-3-1-2. Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial were relentless up top and Van de Beek was more than able underneath him.

Playing Pogba as an active left center midfielder with feisty Fred on the other side of staid Nemanja Matic, Leipzig was confused at times.

So how does Solskjaer respond on a week he’s had to explain to people why he wasn’t playing Van de Beek?

“It was a case of using the squad,” Solksjaer said. “We had to rest a few players and the ones who came in did brilliant. … It’s very good to know for the players that we have a strong squad to pick from. We are very happy with the start. We have played against two very good teams, two difficult games, and we have performed fantastic. We showed our own quality and if we focus on the next job and the next job and the next job who knows how far they are going to go. We go to Istanbul next week wanting three points there as well.”

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has highlighted Dayot Upamecano for praise ahead of his side's clash with RB Leipzig . The France international will be looking to keeps the Red Devils at bay tomorrow night as the Bundesliga leaders visit Old Trafford.

But Solskjaer is adamant Van de Beek’s chance will come as he looks to build on last week’s impressive 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain against RB Leipzig , Champions League semi-finalists last “I’d be disappointed if some of my team-mates said that I wasn’t important at Man United but I

All of that is well and good and of course Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will be back in the Starting XI against Arsenal given both their reputations and super sub roles on Wednesday.

But Solskjaer would be remiss not to largely try the same personnel and it will be interesting to see if he can resist starting Pogba instead of returning to Scott McTominay. Will he go back to the 4-2-3-1 and remove Van de Beek, too, in order to get Daniel James back in the lineup?

Frankly, I don’t know how he can, especially when you consider that the other time he went away from the 4-2-3-1, he beat PSG in Paris (again).

Premier League teams have largely figured out Solskjaer’s usual formation, with only Bruno Fernandes’ wizardry and the occasional Marcus Rashford chip-in prodding wins. Their 1W-2L start to the league season should’ve been 0-3 according to the xG stats, which say only the 4-1 win over Newcastle was a decisive performance.

Nagelsmann on Solskjaer: "I'll slide him away first"

 Nagelsmann on Solskjaer: For Julian Nagelsmann, the match between Manchester United and RB Leipzig is a special one. The coach has a lot to do with his counterpart Solskjaer. © Provided by sport1.de Nagelsmann about Solskjaer: "I will slide him away first" coach Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig has still not forgiven Bayern fright Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the late winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final.

Man Utd will reportedly look to activate the release clause of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano next summer. The 22-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford during the latest transfer window, but he instead signed a new deal with the Bundesliga side. SunSport reported earlier this

Manchester United take on Julian Nagelsmann's RB Leipzig in the Champions League tomorrow. United 's surprising victory at the Parc des Princes in the previous round will play no part in Leipzig 's preparations. Man Utd beat PSG in their opening Champions League match (Image: GETTY).

I guess what I’m saying is I hope this match opened his eyes a bit because it was a brilliant plan and who knows if it would’ve been even more decisive with Fernandes and Rashford in there from the start!? And the diamond, should he pursue it, would make it a bit harder for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to find his favorite pockets on the left (a blueprint in philosophy that Liverpool laid down for the rest of the league this year and has probably contributed to the Gabonese star’s slump).

Cause Ole, my man, that United team was really fun to watch today. That can’t really be said for any PL performance this season aside from the final moments against Newcastle (The Brighton win was entertaining but the Seagulls deserved three points and didn’t get one).

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In Basaksehir, Solskjaer was injured .
Ole Gunnar. Solskjaer was in front of the press on Friday on the eve of facing Everton with ManU. Defeated Wednesday in LoC, the Norwegian said he was injured. © Supplied by Football 365 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United) 06112020 Two days after a surprising loss conceded in the Champions League on the lawn of Basaksehir (2-1) , Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at a press conference this Friday, on the eve of a perhaps crucial match for him, against Everton (8th day of the Premier League).

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