Man Utd fans fuming with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decision for Watford clash

Manchester United fans have questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to bench Odion Ighalo against his old side Watford. Red Devils boss Solskjaer has opted to start Mason Greenwood up top.

Ighalo, who joined United on loan on deadline day, has made two substitute appearances for the Red Devils.

Solskjaer hinted the Nigeria international could start against his old side Watford on Sunday.

However, the United boss has handed Greenwood the start after the youngster missed their draw at Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday night.

And United fans have questioned Solskjaer’s decision, insisting Ighalo should have started against Watford.

One fan wrote on Twitter: “Where’s IGHALO?”

Another fumed: “Start ighalo ffs.”

“Why not Ighalo?” Another United fan said.

“Ighalo benched,” one United fan wrote on Twitter.

Another fan said: “Not bad but Ighalo > James.”

Bruno Fernandes starts again for United, with the Portugal international impressing since his January transfer.

Solskjaer has hailed Fernandes, with the Norwegian comparing their January signing to Old Trafford hero Paul Scholes.


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The Portugal international has impressed since heading to Old Trafford, with Fernandes setting up Harry Maguire in United’s 2-0 win at Chelsea on Monday night.

And Solskjaer has hailed Fernandes’ impact, claiming his drive and leadership qualities have impressed him.

“He’s another conductor, a leader and winner. He wants to win, He doesn’t take 99 per cent as good enough and he’s impressed me,” Solskjaer said.

“That’s something you see when you watch him but you don’t really know about until you have him in your group. He’s been absolutely top class.


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“He reminds me of Scholesy as a player but definitely a different type of personality off the pitch.”

A win for United against Watford could send the Red Devils up to fifth in the Premier League.

Man Utd XI vs Watford:

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Fernandes, Fred, James, Martial, Greenwood

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