Solskjaer fails to explain costly Man Utd decision that baffled Paul Scholes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to explain why he picked Luke Shaw in Manchester United’s defeat by RB Leipzig – a decision that left Paul Scholes baffled.

The left-back last played for the Red Devils in early November before he was named on Solskjaer’s teamsheet to face the Bundesliga outfit in Germany.

Shaw, who has just returned from injury, managed an hour in the Champions League group game before being replaced by Brandon Williams.

After the match Scholes questioned Solskjaer’s decision.

“Luke Shaw, he’s not played football for, what is it, a month? And he’s a lad who needs weeks to get his fitness back,” Scholes told BT Sport.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was criticised after Manchester United's defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to explain why he picked Luke Shaw

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Solskjaer didn’t speak about Shaw nor his decision to play the Englishman after United’s 3-2 defeat, which saw them crash out of the competition.

He did however describe the mood among his squad and looked ahead to this weekend’s must-win clash against Manchester City.

“Of course, it’s a flat dressing room, then again, the next game is Man City on Saturday,” said the Manchester United boss.

The left-back last played for the Red Devils in early November before Tuesday night

“So we have to pick ourselves up. We, as coaches, need to pick ourselves up and that’s the name of this game, the nature of this game. This becomes history very quickly and we have to look forward to what we can do about the next one.”

United’s weekend opposition are in action on Wednesday night in the Champions League, where they take on Marseille.

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