Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole reveals the key to his team selection

Tuesday 11 May 2021 10:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has discussed his plans for the Premier League match with Leicester City at Old Trafford in an interview with MUTV's Stewart Gardner.

The boss believes there is an important factor to consider when deciding who to rest for the 18:00 BST kick-off against a side determined to follow the Reds into next season's Champions League.

A late call will be made on the XI that faces the Foxes and common sense is going to be at the forefront of the manager's mind when he submits the teamsheet to the match officials with another home game on the horizon against Liverpool on Thursday.

Ole's message to his Reds Video

Ole's message to his Reds

The boss feels it is time for his squad players to step up to the plate...

What happens now - is it one for the sports scientists?
"Yeah and the boys, how they feel, the sports scientists. Common sense might be the most important thing and I know the desire of the boys. They want to play but they can't see the dangers of playing. I've got to manage this well and we have a group, a big group, that has worked together all year. Some haven't played enough and it's time to step forward and get your games."

We know all about Leicester because we've had two tough games against them this season...
"Definitely and, of course, we're towards the end of the season and they are fighting for a Champions League place. They have quality players and we know everything about that. They knocked us out of the FA Cup. We've just got to turn up and play well."

There are places in the Europa League final up for grabs so is that something you can use as a motivational tool?
"I don't have to do that. They've got that motivation every day of the week, they're training well, fighting to be in the team and disappointed when they don't [play]. The squad is stronger and better. The players have to look over their shoulders - he wants my place and he wants my place."

The title race still isn't over as well so is that ensuring we just need to keep winning to keep up some pressure on Manchester City?
"Of course. You do your best every single day to keep improving, keep developing and the points will come."