Man United Legend Praises Solskjaer For Getting His Substitutions Right Against Villarreal

Man United Legend Praises Solskjaer For Getting His Substitutions Right Against Villarreal

  • Owen Hargreaves has applauded Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer's second-half substitution that led to Man United's win over Villarreal
  • The former Champions League winner with United claimed that the introduction of Edison Cavani and Jesse Lingard brought energy into the attack
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored the all-important winner as the Red Devils recorded their first win in this season's competition

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been praised for getting it right when he made two late substitutions during Man United's dramatic win over Villarreal at Old Trafford, Manchester Evening News, Daily Mail.

The Norwegian boss introduced Edison Cavani and Jesse Lingard came on for Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood in the later parts of the second half.

And the duo brought more energy into the attack as Lingard provided an instinctive assist for Cristiano Ronaldo's match-winning shot.

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Man United legend praises Solskjaer for substitutions right for the first time
Owen Hargreaves praised Solskjaer for getting his substitutions right after introducing Cavani and Lingard. Photo by Oli Scarff and Martin Ricketts
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The Yellow Submarines took the lead in the 53rd minute through Paco Alcacer but Alex Telles produced a sublime finish on the hour mark to level matters.

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the game was heading for a draw before Ronaldo threw the Old Trafford faithful into rapturous celebrations with his injury-time winner.

Hargreaves' opinion on Solskjaer's substitution

And United legend has given all credits to Solskjaer who made a tactical change that changed the course of the game.

"When you have players like Cristiano Ronaldo, and Cavani who came on and really affected the game, Jesse Lingard as well, Ole Gunnar got his subs right.
"He brought on players that could affect the game, they pushed forward, the energy was there, the crowd was up for it, and Cristiano Ronaldo rises to the occasion."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Lionel Messi was desperate not to let Paris Saint-Germain concede during their Champions League clash with Manchester City, Give Me Sport.

Pep Guardiola's men were awarded a freekick in the 90th minute while PSG were 2-0 up and the Argentine was among the defensive wall.

The 34-year-old humbly laid down on the ground knowing full well he is the reason many players do the same to defend free-kicks.

Riyad Mahrez blasted his shot over the wall as the Parisian breathe a sigh of relief and held on to record their first win in the competition.


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