Gary Neville has questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to bring the experienced Juan Mata off for youngster Angel Gomes in the last ten minutes of Manchester United’s 2-0 loss to West Ham.
Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell condemned United to their second loss of the season and stretched their winless run on the road to seven Premier League matches.
Mata was replaced by Gomes in the 81st-minute and Neville thinks it was a bad substitution for Solskjaer to make.
“Now Juan Mata is off and Angel Gomes is on,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“A young boy out of the academy – which is fantastic, but that is a depleted team and squad.
“There’s no-one who likes academy players playing for Manchester United more than me, but the manager needs some experience out there with them.
“They haven’t got any. All those young lads, they’re talented but to come on in this atmosphere, when the team are struggling like this, it’s difficult for them.”