Peter Schmeichel has criticised a number of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decisions as Manchester United lost to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Crsitiano Ronaldo put United 1-0 up in Switzerland, before Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s sending off alterred the course of the game, which ended in defeat for Solskjaer’s side.
Jesse Lingard’s error with the last kick of the game gifted a deserved winner for Young Boys, who dominated the ten men of United in the second half.
And United legend Schmeichel questioned Solskjaer’s decision to leave Raphael Varane and Mason Greenwood out of his XI in Switzerland and claimed the Red Devils boss made two errors in the game by subsituting Ronaldo for Lingard and bringing Anthony Martial on for the closing stages with the game still locked at 1-1.
“We can always question team selection, I just think when your next game is Sunday at West Ham, first game in the Champions League – why don’t you play your best team, your best players?” Schmeichel told CBS Sports.
“Regardless of astroturf, whatever excuses you come up with, get that win on there.
“I think when you look at Mason Greenwood, he’s in great form, he’s a young man, he creates chances and not only does he score he creates chances for others.
“Varane has just come to the club but I would’ve loved to see those two playing.
“Then he takes Ronaldo off. We as fans want Ronaldo to be on the pitch, regardless of if they’re down to 10 men, if he gets the ball he can make something happen.
“They were hoping for a very long time to have that kind of player and he puts somebody on that he last year he sent out on loan. He’s a player he tried to sell, tried to loan out, and he replaces him with Ronaldo, I just find it strange.
“But to get a result in-house, it’s 1-1, he puts Martial on, we talked about that, that was really weird because Martial doesn’t defend well. He doesn’t work hard, he’s a goalscorer but we’re down to 10 men, we don’t expect to create many chances, so why put Martial on?”