Ole Solskjaer Discloses Reason For Mid-Way Luke Shaw Sub During Granada Victory

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Man United triumphed over the Spanish side with Luke Shaw not featuring till the end of the game despite being United’s best back man

The first leg of United’s Europa League tie ended with a 2-0 victory over Spanish side, Granada.

Marcus Rashford booked the first goal of the game following a fine up through assist from Lindelof who marked his second assist.

Another goal came at the last minutes when Bruno Fernandes fired home United with a master class penalty to seal the victory.

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But it wasn’t all that desired night for Luke Shaw who was pulled.

Into the wake of the second half, Alex Telles was made to replace Luke Shaw who Solskjaer is concerned on his fitness.

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Shaw has gone to becoming one of the best left backs in the club history after seeing the Red Devils land FC Porto’s Alex Telles.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said of Shaw; ‘I had to protect Luke but I think and hope he should be OK for the weekend.’

‘It was not a perfect night,’ the Norwegian added as he spoke of his team’s performance. ‘We got three yellow cards and three suspensions. But 2-0 is very good result.’

United have to them a 2 goals advantage against Granada with all attention now focused at the return leg but Solskjaer has warned his boys not to relax so soon.

‘We know how difficult it is to come to Spain. We’ve got to play well to get a result,’ the 48-year-old.

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‘They [Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes] have been exceptional, so important for us. It was a very good run by Rashford, takes the ball fantastically. Bruno is so confident on penalties even though the keeper almost saved it.

‘Same as always [attitude for next week]. We want to win every game. It’s still a young team, a learning team. We have to improve all the time. Football catches you so quickly if you rest. We can’t have any other approach.’

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