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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not discuss the reasons for Fred’s exclusion from the team for Saturday’s clash with West Ham.
Fred received a red card in the midweek defeat in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain. But his second yellow came after he should have received a red for his header on Leandro Paredes.
Solskjaer admitted after the match that the Brazilian made a mistake by turning his head towards his opponent. Reports later claimed that his coach would make him absent from the team. for the trip to the Hammers.
United confirmed that the news (via Twitter) with an hour to go, with no Fred on the team.
However, it did not answer questions about the omission.
However, Solskjaer did explain the other decisions he made on his team. Dean Henderson replaced goalkeeper No. 1 David De Geawhile Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford started on the bench.
Talking to MUTV Before kick-off, the Norwegian coach explained everything.
Asked by De Gea, he said: “Yes, the injury against Southampton is something we don’t want to take risks with.
“So obviously he played PSG and then hopefully we can have him ready for the Leipzig game as well.
“With Marcus and Bruno, they are two important players for us. They have been kicked from here to there, especially Bruno.
“His foot has hurt since the Southampton game and it was easy to make the decision to leave it out. Hopefully he doesn’t have to wear it tonight.”
Solskjaer explains the changes in Man Utd
As such, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood entered.
Solskjaer said: “We have a strong squad and selection headaches at all times. They have the opportunity to prove themselves and show what they can do.
“They have also had a start and stop season, but they are ready and I am sure they will perform tonight.”
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