Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Opens Up On Reason For Leaving Bruno Fernandes Out Of Manchester United’s Playing 11 Against West Ham: The club also decided to hand over a chance to Dean Henderson for their Premier League fixture.
When Manchester United released their playing 11 for the side’s matchup against West Ham, the side left many surprised. Despite a string of new names being introduced for the encounter, the most glaring absence was of midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Running the show for his side at the moment with his impact and influence guiding the side to three wins on the spin, the decision to leave Bruno out of the affair was lambasted universally. It also came as shock to FPL managers who had emerged in hoards to rope him in after his one goal and one assist display against Southampton.
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The club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now revealed the reason for leaving Bruno in the substitutes docket for the tie. Citing persistent fouling on the player, Ole said he wanted to leave the player out of the contest and give him much needed time away from the game to cool his legs.
“He has been kicked between pillar and post, he got kicked v Southampton so I did not want to use him if I didn’t have to,” Ole said as he gave the reasoning behind his decision.
On De Gea, he added: “The knee injury David had after Southampton flared up a bit so we did not want to take a risk.”
With Manchester United coming up against RB Leipzig early next week as they strive to earn qualification from Group H, Ole has clearly made his decision keeping that encounter in sights. The club is on the anvil of ending up in third spot with a defeat against the Germans after earlier going down 3-1 to PSG.
Ole clearly considers Bruno the mainstay of his side’s attacking play with the manager saying Bruno exerted the same influence on the club as Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I think it’s something natural in me. I don’t do anything like saying ‘I want to be a leader or I want to do things in a different way to someone’ it’s the natural way I am,” Bruno had said replying to the plaudits showered on him by Ole.
“It’s something that’s in my game. Sometimes you have to improve also on this because you need leadership from different players in different modes.
“For me the point is helping everyone with my voice when I can and also with my energy and everything I do in the game to help the team.”