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Solskjaer explains decision to bench Jadon Sancho for Man United vs West Ham

Solskjaer explains decision to bench Jadon Sancho for Man United vs West Ham

West Ham vs Man United

West Ham and Manchester United are set to face off shortly.

The two sides head into the game on the back of contrasting midweek results. Man United fell to a shock 2-1 loss vs Young Boys in the Champions League, whilst the Hammers beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in a Europa League clash.

This, though, of course means that West Ham have had less rest ahead of Sunday’s game.

David Moyes’ side are also without the services of top-scorer, Michail Antonio, due to suspension.

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Solskjaer explains Sancho benching

Ahead of the action getting underway in London, Man United would release their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.

The XI saw Scott McTominay return alongside Fred in midfield, with Paul Pogba pushed out to the left, the position in which the Frenchman has performed very well of late.

However, this change also saw Jadon Sancho dropped to the bench on Sunday.

The winger was hooked in the first-half versus Young Boys earlier in the week, with Man United’s fans at the time having expressed their sympathy for Sancho.

As a result, they were probably not too pleased to see him benched against West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since moved to explain his decision to leave the former Dortmund man out, though, citing his start on Tuesday and potential impact from the bench as key:

“Jadon started the Tuesday game and we found the decision better to leave him here now and the chance to come on and make a difference if we need him to.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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