Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains why he subbed off Luke Shaw at half-time during Manchester United’s Europa League victory over Granada

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer subbed off Manchester United defender Luke Shaw at half-time
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer subbed off Manchester United defender Luke Shaw at half-time (Pictures: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he subbed off Luke Shaw during Manchester United’s Europa League victory over Granada.

England international Shaw was replaced by Alex Telles at half-time and Solskjaer said: ‘I had to protect Luke but I think and hope he should be OK for the weekend.’

On United’s 2-0 win, Solskjaer added: ‘It was not a perfect night. We got three yellow cards and three suspensions. But 2-0 is very good result.

‘We know how difficult it is to come to Spain. We’ve got to play well to get a result.

‘They [Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes] have been exceptional, so important for us. It was a very good run by Rashford, takes the ball fantastically. Bruno is so confident on penalties even though the keeper almost saved it.

‘Same as always [attitude for next week]. We want to win every game. It’s still a young team, a learning team. We have to improve all the time. Football catches you so quickly if you rest. We can’t have any other approach.’

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