Ole Gunnar Solskjaer salutes Man Utd debutants after Astana defeat
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saluted his own Manchester United debutants into the first team in the defeat at Astana after their marketing that was positive.
Solskjaer handed Di’Shon Bernard, Ethan Laird and Dylan Levitt their total debuts in one side with an average age of just 22 decades and 26 days – the youngest United have ever fielded in European contest.
Jesse Lingard finished a 10-game goal beating to give United a deserved one-goal lead at the break, however they slipped to their first Europa League defeat of the season as Dmitry Shomko’s equaliser and also an unfortunate own goal by centre-back Bernard flipped the game in the area of seven second-half minutes.
“We are disappointed with the end result however there are definitely positives,” Solskjaer stated. “I thought we started the game fantasticallythe boys took control of the match, and the response after they felt two was also excellent.
“I was disappointed with that 10-minute charm, you can feel tension was coming however, there were some fantastic performances by the three young lads that made their debut, all were great.”
Centre-back Bernard won’t forget his Manchester United debut in a hurry, for both bad and good explanations.
The 19-year-old made an performance but that was overshadowed to an extent by turning the ball to hand Astana the success.
Solskjaer insists Bernard should reflect on his introduction with pride, adding:”He will recall that [aim ] out of his debut but I want him to remember another 92 moments and each other touch he had.
“He was excellent. He defended a few last-ditch clearances. Sometimes opportunities are missed by strikers and at times defenders score an own goal, that’s partly down to bad fortune.
“He did really well, that’s why I want him to remember this game.”
Together with the background and heritage of Manchester United thoughts logically turn to the future holds for Solskjaer’s youngsters after their very first taste of action.
Solskjaer suggested he may think about sending some of them out on loan, nevertheless insists that have an chance of breaking his strategies.
“Some of them might gain from going out on the loan,” he explained. “They need men’s soccer. Some have the taste of this already, and a few are knocking on the door.
“You can see how we dominated midfield, James (Garner) and Dylan, it was pleasant to find midfielders dominating the game.
“Di’Shon was not exposed, Ethan was marauding down the off side, so a number of them have achieved themselves a great favour.”