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Man Utd manager Solskjaer defends taking off Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended taking off Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernades towards the end of Tuesday's loss to Young Boys.

With the scores tied at 1-1, both players were substituted for Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard with 72 minutes on the clock.

"The game had gone 70-odd minutes," Solskjaer said. "They've both been running a lot Saturday and today.

"The astroturf takes its toll. We wanted Nemanja's experience and Jesse's legs."

Lingard eventually cost the match when his errant back-pass allowed Jordan Siebatcheu to score a simple winner.


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