Callum Hudson-Odoi was snubbed by Maurizio Sarri yet again, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a touching gesture for the player.
Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup clash on Monday night.
With this win, Solskjaer has now won 11 games out of 13 since his appointment in December.
Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba were on the target for Manchester United, as they secured a place in the quarterfinal of the tournament. The side will take on Wolves at Molineux Stadium for a berth in the semifinal.
Maurizio Sarri had yet another disappointing night to endure and has reportedly been given a three-game ultimatum to save his job. His decision to keep English youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi was met with severe criticism yet again.
Hudson-Odoi played 214 minutes before Bayern’s offer over five months. Then he got the offer and played more than that in a month. Now he is struggling to get anywhere near the pitch again. Only played 13 minutes since the window closed. #CFC #UEL
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) February 14, 2019
Barkley and Kovacic have been subbed for each other 20 times this season.
Willian and Pedro have been subbed for each other 14 times this season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season. pic.twitter.com/pqhKhBb90u
— Enock Kobina Essel (@kobinaessel39) February 19, 2019
The 18-year-old has played only four Premier League games this season. While he played full 90 minutes in Chelsea’s third and fourth round of the FA Cup ties, he was kept on the bench for the game against Manchester United.
After the full-time whistle, as the managers had a customary handshake, Solskjaer approached Hudson-Odoi. He had a brief handshake with the youngster before departing through the tunnel.
Solskjaer went straight up to Hudson-Odoi after the game last night. Wouldn’t be surprised if he told him what a great talent he is. Plant the idea of a potential Man Utd move in his head. Play for a manager who’d actually appreciated him. Sack Sarri before it’s too late, Chelsea pic.twitter.com/vmstGSEq24
— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) February 19, 2019
The youngster was linked with a move to Bayern Munich and has played only 19 minutes of club football since the transfer window was shut.
Footage of him eyeing Maurizio Sarri after the manager decided to bring on Zappacosta raised significant discussion over the relationship between the two.
Reporting is not an easy job & I have respect for many of the reporters who work around Chelsea.
With that said, I’m absolutely stunned none of them asked Sarri about the Zappacosta substitution, aka leaving Hudson-Odoi unused. That has to be asked. No excuses.
— Alex Silverberg (@AlexGoldberg_) February 19, 2019
“Maurizio, have you ever thought of putting Kante back in his original position, playing Hudson-Odoi and having a plan B?”
“Ahhh, I never thought of that.” pic.twitter.com/iLtdkumFRS
— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) February 18, 2019
Chelsea have had a few shaky weeks, which saw them falling to the sixth position in the Premier League after a stunning 6-0 loss to Manchester City. Chelsea will face Guardiola’s side again this weekend as they take on City in the final of the Carabao Cup.