Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Manchester United squad selection against Aston Villa – fr

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Manchester United squad selection against Aston Villa – fr

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the changes made by Manchester United in their Europa League semi-final second leg in Rome on Thursday allowed him to play a strong side against Aston Villa.
This is the second of four games in eight days for United. They made it through to the Europa League final on Thursday night and after that trip to Villa Park they will face Leicester City and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and Thursday night respectively.

But Solskjaer picked the strongest United side possible – with the exception of Edinson Cavani – to face Villa and kick off three Premier League games in six days.

United were able to make five Europa League substitutions on Thursday and Solskjaer pulled out Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw at half-time and Paul Pogba around the time.

“We managed to make some changes during the game, we took the full backs away, Paul left early, we have a lot of legs and a fresh spirit, players who want to show me that they want to play more games. and especially the last one, ”Solskjaer told MUTV.

United make four changes in total to the side beaten 3-2 by Roma on Thursday night, with Dean Henderson, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford replacing David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani. .

This is United’s 56th game of the season and they will play 61 overall, the same number they played last season.

The victory in the Midlands will put United within easy reach to secure a second place in the Premier League and Solskjaer insists his players still feel good and want to end this season on a swing.

“They are good, they are looking forward to it, we are happy to go to the final and to know that we have something to look forward to,” he said.

“But now we have five important games in the league, to build momentum, build confidence, get as many points as possible. “


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