Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has insisted that manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is setting himself upwardly for a job at Old Trafford after he benched Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Jandon Sancho during the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-1 draw with Everton over the weekend.
Solskjaer raised some eyebrows with his squad choice against Everton at Old Trafford as he opted to start Ronaldo, Pogba and Sancho on the bench during the encounter.
Goals from Anthony Martial and Andros Townsend ensured both Man United and Everton shared a dot each.
“He is setting himself upwardly for a job, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, because whether you are going to ease so many big-hitters, so all of a precipitous you are going to be leaving one or 2 players on the bench who either should be starting or should be coming on to modify a game.
“So when you leave of absence Pogba on the bench, Ronaldo on the bench, Sancho on the bench, you sense obliged after spending fortunes on these types of players you are obliged to convey them on first of all when I thought Jesse Lingard was one of the most obvious ones,” Owen told BT Sport.
Man United’s next game is against Leicester City on Oct 16 after the international break.
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