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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer slammed for “disgraceful” Donny van de Beek decision

Manchester United fans are angry with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to bring Donny van de Beek on with two minutes left on the clock in the defeat by Man City.

The Red Devils were dispatched 2-0 by the Citizens on Wednesday night, as they were knocked out of the semi-final of the Carabao Cup.

John Stones and Fernandinho were on the score sheet for the away team, as Solskjaer’s side struggled to get a hold of the game in the second half at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek had started all three of Manchester United’s Carabao Cup matches en route to the semi-final but was dropped for the City game.

The Dutchman was then brought on in the 87th minute, with the game already lost.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek

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Some fans were baffled and angered by the decision, with one tweeting: “Donny Van de Beek coming on with less than five minutes is disgraceful. It’s like, OK, here’s a few minutes so you can get some game time.”

Another said: “I think every Man United fan thinks Van de Beek has had a raw deal. He should be given many more opportunities and we’re disappointed he hasn’t.”

And a third United supporter wrote: “Donny van de Beek has been given the biggest slap in the face there. Feel sorry for the lad!”

Solskjaer bizarre decision comes as Van de Beek was advised to “pack his bags straightaway” by the press in Holland, if he didn’t feature against Man City.

The United boss didn’t speak about Van de Beek directly after the defeat by City, but did explain why it took him so long to make a substitute.

Van de Beek came on with just two minutes to play against Man City
Van de Beek came on with just two minutes to play against Man City

“We started to build more momentum but just didn’t have that edge, that extra quality to get the goal,” said the United boss. “So it was about who do you put Mason on for, because you know Mason can create something out of nothing.

“But the feeling was that we did put them under some pressure, they did make subs as well, so it was a moment to wait for that one.”

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