Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Aimed A Sly Dig At The Premier League After LaLiga Moved Their Games To Help Villarreal Ahead Of The Europa League Final On Wednesday.
While Manchester United played – and beat – Wolves on Sunday on the final day of the Premier League season, Villarreal’s game against Real Madrid was moved to Saturday, giving them S an extra day advantage to prepare for the Europa League Final in Gdansk.
Solskjaer picked a highly rotated team against Wolves with the Wednesday’s final in mind, despite winning the game, Man Utd boss couldn’t help but point out how ‘poignant’ it was that LaLiga aided one of their sides – but the Premier League didn’t do the same.
‘Yeah of course we’ve got Wednesday in mind,’ Solskjaer said afterwards, in regards to his team selection.
‘I thought it was quite poignant [sic] that LaLiga move all their games to the day before so Villarreal can play their full strength team just to prepare for the final.
I think we could look after ourselves more as well, could get some help. So I had to make these changes.’
Solskjaer also gave a brief update on Harry Maguire’s fitness, with the United skipper struggling to be fit for the final.
‘[He is] still walking very gingerly,’ Solskjaer said of his skipper.
‘He’s travelling of course. I’ll give him until Wednesday afternoon to decide on that one but I don’t hold my hopes too high.’
Solskjaer is targeting his first trophy since taking over permanently as United boss in December 2018, having previously falling at numerous semi-final hurdles and coming second in this season’s Premier League.
Teenager Anthony Elanga was among the goalscorers as United became the second side in history to complete an unbeaten away league campaign with three points against Wolves yesterday.
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