Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he benched Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford for Manchester United’s Premier League match against West Ham.
Explaining his decision, Solskjaer said:
‘With Marcus [Rashford] and Bruno [Fernandes], they’re two important players for us. They’ve been kicked between pillar and post lately.
‘Bruno’s [Fernandes] foot has been sore since the Southampton game. The decision was easy to keep him out, hopefully, I don’t have to use him tonight.
‘Rashford is fit enough to be on the bench. He said he’s ready if needed.
‘It’s a strong team, we have selection headaches every time. Of course, they [the other players] get a chance to prove their worth and show what they can do.’
Manchester United are currently just 10th in the Premier League, one point behind fifth-placed West Ham, who have won their last three matches.