Speaking to The National, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I don’t enjoy leaving players out. I think it’s hard for big games, you know, you have players who deserve to play.
“It’s a difficult job to tell them they’re not in a job on a Sunday afternoon but then Monday morning they’re back in their job.
“The chats before, explaining why they don’t play, that’s never an easy one when I don’t really have a good answer behind it, because I could give so many reasons for them to be playing.
But that’s a part of what I love with the job as well, working with human beings. That’s the main job, getting the best out of individuals so we can get a strong team together.”
Solskjaer has been consistent in his decision-making when it comes to benching in-form players for the overall good of Manchester United this season.
The likes of Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani have been benched on several occasions as the Norwegian aims to keep his squad fit.