Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not regret EFL Cup ‘risk’ as Manchester United crash out

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Officially, Manchester United are currently out of the EFL cup campaign after getting defeated by West Ham United.

However, the club’s coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t seem to be perturbed as he felt he had to rotate his squad.

Ole accepted he took a “risk”, by the selection, however, he defended his approach even though he lost the game.

The Hammers played against Manchester United on Sunday in premier league fixtures and won them in a tremendous 2:1 win.

Early Goal by Manuel Lanzini’s proved the difference, with United failing to turn their 61 per cent possession and 27 attempts into an equaliser and this defeat extends their wait for silverware, having last lifted a trophy in the 2016-17 Europa League

“Twenty-seven shots shows everyone gave it a good go,” United manager Solskjaer said. “I can’t fault the attitude at all.

“A little bit of good fortune could have gone our way, and a little more quality, maybe a decision here or there [that] we don’t seem to get at the moment.

“It’s a clear penalty for Jesse [Lingard] again, Mark Noble falls and pulls him down. You can’t dwell too much on that.

“I’ve never actually won this tournament – that hunt will have to keep going, because it’s a trophy I’d like to have.

“But we have to make decisions to get the squad up to speed for the rest of the season. Sometimes you have to make changes, take risks, and we did.”

He added: “Every game is important, but you can see by the team selection that we’ve always used this competition – when I’ve been here at the club – to give minutes for the ones who need it, because we know it’s a very long season.

Presently, Manchester United is at the top of the League with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool all pursing the league’s silverware.