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4 Underperformers Against Leicester, Ole Should Bench Against Atalanta in the Champions League

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he missed certain players in Manchester United's 4-2 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday, issuing a warning to underperformers. After United's toothless surrender of their 29-game undefeated away league record. In the article we'll be looking at the four underperformers against Leicester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should bench against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League

Harry Maguire 

Harry Maguire started against his old team despite an injury that had been expected to keep him out. However, it appeared like Solskjaer brought back his club captain too soon, as Maguire was off the pace the whole day.

The 28-year- old's lack of awareness led to Leicester's opener, and he spent the whole day looking inferior to his understudy Victor Lindelof. With Raphael Varane also out injured, he would not be dropped.

Despite this, Eric Bailly is deserving of a shot against Atalanta after a 'disasterclass,' as many would call it.

Matic, Nemanja

Nemanja Matic was one of United's bright spots on a dreadful day in the east Midlands, so this seems cruel, United failed to control the midfield and also lacked creativity in Midfield, Matic can't play every game.

Due to his late return from international duty with Brazil, Solskjaer identified Fred as a player he missed after full-time. It's not out of the question that he'll return to the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Sancho, Jadon

Jadon Sancho didn't have a bad game at Leicester, scoring three goals and setting up three others, but there is one crucial element to consider.

Marcus Rashford has returned to Manchester United and scored his first goal of the season on Saturday. Sancho is still yet to score or assist for United, and Rashford's instant impact may tempt Solskjaer to immediately slot him into the starting lineup.

The Red Devils' performance against Liverpool next weekend will indicate Solskjaer's thinking.


Cristiano Ronaldo 

Ronaldo's inability to score for Manchester United in another game this weekend is concerning, despite the fact that it is not entirely his fault.

The 36-year-old saw little action, but his position as the only striker prevents Solskjaer from using a pressing strategy. The Norwegian manager, like Fred, stated that he missed Edinson Cavani at Leicester, where his pressing abilities were important during his time there.

Solskjaer was criticized for resting Ronaldo against Everton before the international break, but once Cavani returns next week, he might possibly choose Cavani as his striker.

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