Manchester United fans who were hoping to see two of their brightest prospects in action against Real Sociedad midweek are set to be left disappointed.
United face Real Sociedad on Thursday holding a four-goal advantage from the first-leg of their Europa League tie. You’d think it would be the perfect opportunity for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to give his younger players a chance to shine.
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Amad Diallo arrived from Atalanta in January, with Man United fans no doubt itching to see him in action, while Shola Shoretire made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Newcastle United this evening.
You could be forgiven for thinking that, considering the Red Devil’s are all but through to the next stage of the Europa League, Solskjaer wouldn’t shy away from putting those two in the starting eleven.
However, speaking to the press in wake of United’s win over Newcastle, Solskjaer confirmed that neither of them will be given the nod from the beginning. How disappointing for them, and puzzling from Solskjaer!
Asked if Shoretire & Diallo would start for #MUFC v Sociedad, Solskjaer said: “Probably not Shola & Amad, no. I’m not sure if that would be fair on them. They’ll be in the squad. Donny, Edinson, Scott, I don’t know. Maybe they’ll be available, I’m not sure. I hope (they will be)”
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) February 21, 2021
It’s safe to say that these Man United fans are not best pleased with the news, either…
Him trusting youth is such a false narrative
— ? (@Jxke7i) February 21, 2021
“When they’re good enough, they’re old enough” Ole literally just said this…… I swear this man makes no sense at all ?
— ? (@DumbassThad) February 21, 2021
That makes sense for Shola, but not Amad. I don’t know how playing Real Soecidad at home in th Europa League Round of 32 with a 4-0 cushion is ‘unfair’ on someone with Serie A and Champions League goals to his name. This is the perfect game for him to start in.
— Owen McMahon (@omcmahonmedia) February 21, 2021
Yeah Ole totally fair to deny them minutes in a game that now has become almost worthless, we are already through…
— Trev ? (@Trev_xo) February 21, 2021
£40m Great British Pounds for Diallo. ????
— Ryan (@rdjm12) February 21, 2021