Solskjaer explains why Amad Diallo did not come on vs Crystal Palace
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Solskjaer explains why Amad Diallo did not come on vs Crystal Palace

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given reasons why he didn’t bring on Amad Diallo in their scoreless draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

United have struggled for goals in their last three games but Solskjaer left his third substitution unused with the Norwegian bringing on Scott McTominay and Daniel James in the last 20 minutes of the game.

Explaining his decision, the manager said: "We had Marcus out there, Mason out there, Bruno out there. Scotty came on to give us a goal thrust and almost had a chance straight away.

"We put Dan on for some pace and with those out there that’s most of our goals that we’ve had. Of course, we had Shola or Amad but which one of those five would you take off? That was my quandary in the last 10 or 15 minutes.

"But I felt in Mason, Bruno, Marcus they could get a goal. Scotty and Dan actually had a chance each when they came on.”

It was a third consecutive scoreless draw with team having fired blanks in their Europa League game against Real Sociedad before their last week’s outing against Chelsea which bore the same results. The injury to United attack saw Solskjaer striker Edinson Cavani, who was just coming from an injury, a start in the Palace game.

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