Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed why it took him so long to bring on striker Edinson Cavani in their loss against Sheffield United.
Solskjaer had entrusted Anthony Martial to lead the line but the Frenchman once again had a torrid evening and there was disbelief when the manager withdrew Mason Greenwood for Cavani in the 66th minute.
"You need to find the right moment. I think maybe we didn't find the performance level that we needed, we started okay but didn't have the quality in the last pass to find the opening.
"Then, of course, at half-time when you're 1-0 down you think, 'do we do a sub early on, or do we give them time to get back into the game?' We scored and felt the time was there for Edi to come on then. There's always a balance to sticking with the starting XI and making a change when you see things don't work," Solskjaer said.
There have been questions about Solskjaer’s subs in games with the Norwegian always reluctant to call on his bench early enough. After Sheffield United regained their lead through Oliver Burke's 74th-minute winner, Donny van de Beek and Luke Shaw had to wait eight more minutes for their entrance.