Mancester United: Why i prepare Fred in the midfield–Ole

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his reason for starting midfield duo Fred and Scott McTominay against Chelsea.

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The Norwegian stated he has been pleased with the performances of both players in recent games and feels they deserved their place in the team.

The likes of Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek had to settle for a place on the bench against the Blues, with the former introduced in the second half of the game, while the latter has to keep waiting for his chance.

Speaking to the media about his midfield options, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Scott and Fred have done really well [lately].

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They’ve given us a foothold in games, they are a great combination together and we felt after Paris Saint-Germain we needed to have the energy in there with them.

“The last time after PSG we struggled big-time.

We lost to Arsenal, went 12 games and probably didn’t deserve to win any of the games and struggled.

Against Chelsea, we got a point on the board against a team and we were the team that had the biggest chances to win it if there was a winner.”

Meanwhile, Scott McTominay and Fred have so far started our three games since returning from the international break with the Red Devils winning twice and drawing once.

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It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer will shuffle the team ahead of our Champions League clash against RB Leipzig at Old Trafford on Wednesday.