Manchester United fans could not understand why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to take off Daniel James in their defeat to AFC Bournemouth in Saturday’s early kick-off.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 2, 2019
The Red Devils were in need of a goal as former academy prospect Josh King put the hosts in front just before the half-time whistle, which led to the manager making some tactical substitutions (WhoScored).
Jesse Lingard was the first to be introduced when he replaced Andreas Pereira, however it was one part of the double substitution that Solskjaer made that appeared to have some fans question just exactly what their boss was doing.
Brandon Williams may have replaced Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but it was the decision to replace James with Mason Greenwood that left supporters in disarray on Twitter.
Many of them could not understand why Solskjaer had decided to take the Wales international off when they were looking for an equaliser, which is, perhaps, understandable.
The 21-year-old has been having a solid debut season for the Red Devils and has already managed to bag himself three goals and two assists in his 11 Premier League outings (WhoScored) leaving him joint-second in the club’s goalscoring standings.
Fans slammed Solskjaer for his decision to take James off with many of them appearing to suggest the Norwegian is out of his depth at the helm.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Don’t understand the logic behind the substitution of James and wan bisakka ..It should have been Martial and Young…#oleout
— Mohan (@bazzingamb) November 2, 2019
Young stays on……. CLUELESS
— Conor (@MUMindset) November 2, 2019
Whatever the result today there’s no hiding! We create nothing under this coaching setup.
— W. (@zaddywolfgang) November 2, 2019
— Sumit (@maguire_sauce) November 2, 2019
Why James tho? He’s the best player in this game
— Anisya Sharon (@sharonanisya) November 2, 2019
I really hope we get relegated only than real and deep change will take place
— murtaza versi (@murtazaversi) November 2, 2019
— Jack (@AmphaChompTTV) November 2, 2019
How can you sub James surely for the all of the people, #Ole Gunner out
— Peter Chiambe (@ChiambePeter) November 2, 2019
When you play against a big team you play with all your life like your job depends on the match, and when you meet a team you need to play and crush you get crushed. I’m tired of this manager and his full football style. I want Ole sacked.
— Bigfish (@Bigfish__14) November 2, 2019
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