‘Every single one did their job’: Solskjaer explains reason behind making no subs vs West Ham

The gaffer is pleased with how his team defended against the Hammers, praising their ability to defend really high up the pitch.

Ole says that he didn’t feel a need to make any substitutions because of how hard his starting XI ones worked.

When asked about why he didn’t make a single substitution against West Ham United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “You have to defend well to get clean sheets in the Premier League.

“We’ve scored more goals this season than last season, we’re improving as an attacking team as well. The attitude of everyone, of doing the work that Kieran [McKenna] and Michael [Carrick] are doing, the work on the training ground and meeting rooms [is] absolutely spot on, the details the coaches give the players. They listen, they look.

“We want to attack by defending really high and being on the front foot defensively.

It takes a lot of energy to do that but modern football requires that and we’ve got players… I didn’t feel a need today to take them off because every single one did their job to a tee defensively.”

Solskjaer did not make a single substitution in a Premier League game for the first time this season, opting to ensure his entire team grinds out the result.

The Red Devils went back to second place in the Premier League table with the win and head into two important cup games with a lot of momentum.


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