Many Manchester United fans have been slamming the decision by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take off Alex Telles at half-time versus RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Norwegian boss decided to bring off the Brazil international for Donny van de Beek instead of Luke Shaw, despite the latter having picked up a booking in the first half and the fact that the Red Devils were already 2-0 down.
Shaw was eventually replaced by another left-back in Brandon Williams.
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Telles, playing in the more advanced left wing-back role, had won four of his duels in the first half, and also completed 100% of his attempted dribbles, as well as making a key pass (Sofascore).
Although the Old Trafford faithful managed to pull two goals back late on in the second half, the German side still managed to win 3-2 at home on the night, suggesting that Telles could have offered that little extra threat going forward as he had done in the first half in order to try and get a another goal and thus tie the game up, which would have put them through to the knockout stages instead of consequently dropping down into the Europa League.
Manchester United fan reaction to Solskjaer taking off Telles
These Man United supporters slammed the decision by Solskjaer to take off the 27 year-old, with one Man Utd fan even claiming that he was ‘clueless’:
Ridiculous substitution. 2 left backs on the pitch, one booked. ref giving fouls for everything and burned last week with leaving Fred on. Surely Shaw has to come off
— NS (@cursednumber7) December 8, 2020
Looool Ole has no clue man
— Poch 🏁 (@1aMusti) December 8, 2020
WHAT GOESTHROUGH THIS MANS HEAD
— max (@max70249342) December 8, 2020
SACK OLE LOL
— ًًًًً (@reegutd) December 8, 2020
Clueless! Telles is a far better LB
— Stevie 🔰 (@ST3Vl3) December 8, 2020
This coach is so stupid. Same error he made with Fred the other night is what he is trying to repeat here .
— Wezzy_dolski (@Weezywillz) December 8, 2020
sack him once the final whistle is blown https://t.co/77j7Bpjtwk
— dami (@_wegoagain) December 8, 2020
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