Solskjaer reveals why he benched Martial, Sancho in Man United vs Leeds game
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United manager, has explained why he benched Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho during the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-1 victory against Leeds United on Saturday.
The Manchester United boss said it is too early to start Sancho, while Martial still lacks match fitness after his long injury lay-off.
Mason Greenwood started ahead of Martial and Sancho at Old Trafford as Man United defeated Leeds, thanks to three goals from Bruno Fernandes, a goal each from Mason Greenwood and Fred.
Speaking on why he benched Martial and Sancho, Solskjaer told BT Sport, “He [Martial] has been training well, he looks like he really wants to get back in, but he’s only played 45 minutes since March. So it’s not fair on him to start the first game today.
On Sancho, Solskjaer added: “It is too soon to start. He’s had holidays after the Euros, he’s been ill and he’s been training with us now for four days, which is not too much.
“It’s not enough to be playing 90 minutes against Leeds, because Leeds will give us a physical challenge. But he’s ready to come on and make a difference.”
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