Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted the actual fact Axel Tuanzebe had been booked made his half-time substitution apparent in Manchester United’s defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir.
United changed Tuanzebe with Scott McTominay after 45 minutes in Istanbul, as they trailed 2-1 at half-time after objectives from Demba Ba and Edin Visca. It was a transfer that noticed Nemanja Matic shift again to centre-back and McTominay attempt to shore up the midfield alongside Donny van de Beek.
Many United followers commented on social media that the substitution was harsh on Tuanzebe, who had carried out so nicely within the 2-1 Champions League win over PSG earlier within the marketing campaign. United’s efficiency didn’t enhance after the break.
Solskjaer advised BT Sport: “Properly it is a yellow card and we wanted to go for it and gamble, to go ahead. So the yellow made my resolution.”
Solskjaer additionally admitted it was exhausting for him to really feel optimistic after such a limp United efficiency.
“The efficiency wasn’t adequate towards a group that ran and labored and caught us on the break,” he added. We didn’t defend nicely sufficient. We threw every little thing at it however we couldn’t break them down.
“It’s set us again loads. You get a actuality verify while you play a soccer recreation right here. You don’t simply flip up and get three factors within the Champions League. We performed towards a number of good people in a superb group, nicely arrange and organised. We weren’t adequate.
“It’s not simple to be optimistic, not while you play like this.”