Manchester United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer has stated the reason why he substituted Paul Pogba against Granada.
Pogba played an important role for the Reds against Granada giving an assist to United’s No.7 Edinson Cavani.
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Fans might be curious why he was substituted in the game but the Reds boss has given his reason for that.
Speaking with the media after the game Solskjaer said: “You know Paul, he doesn’t just dip a toe into his tackles – he wants to win the ball, he’s a big lad, and sometimes it happens, he gets a yellow card.
“I thought Paul played really well, and we lost a lot with him coming off, of course, but I couldn’t take the risk [of him picking up a suspension]. We’ve missed three [suspended players] today and the season’s been hard enough as it is anyway.”
The Norwegian could not risk losing his star man to suspension as he prepares to play against Roma in the Semifinal.
The United head coach also gave an update on star man Marcus Rashford’s availability for Burnley gave as he was an unused substitute in the Europa tie.
“We hope he is going to be ready. Today wasn’t about risking him and he was on the bench just in case. You never know in a knockout tie [who you will need]. He’s been playing on with a sore foot, but I don’t know yet [if we will play on Sunday].”