Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken in defense of his substitutions in the Europa League final loss to Villarreal.
Solksjaer left it until the 100th minute of the game, which went to extra time and penalties after the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, to make substitutes.
Solskjaer felt the players he had in his starting lineup were the ones likeliest to break the deadlock and get his team the win.
He said to Sky Sports: “We felt the players out there, Mason [Greenwood], Marcus [Rashford], Bruno [Fernandes], Edi [Cavani], match-winners, can create anything. Scott, who I thought was the best player on the pitch, and Paul [Pogba], so it’s difficult to make that change, especially when Fred has been injured for a week. We just couldn’t create enough chances to win the game.
“We didn’t do enough in the 120 minutes to score more goals. That’s the disappointing bit.
“You’ve got players of high quality there, and we started with loads of goal scorers, match-winners, and hoped it would give us the upper hand.
“That disappointment is the worst feeling, these are the moments you remember most in your career, as a player and as a manager.
“You can go on your holiday and do nothing about it, or go home and do something about it, and come back even better, hungrier, stronger, and be better from the first minute.”