Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Arsenal’s Cedric ‘cannot defend’ during Manchester United clash Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was clearly not a fan of Cedric’s defending for Arsenal
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was heard telling Marcus Rashford that Cedric Soares ‘cannot defend’ during Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal. In a tight first half at the Emirates Stadium, Rashford was deployed on the right side of United’s attack and was up against Cedric, who was playing in an unfamiliar role at left-back in Kieran Tierney’s absence. And Solskjaer had no hesitation in instructing Rashford to get at the Arsenal defender with some clear instructions from the touchline. At one point in the first half, Solskjaer shouted to the United forward: ‘Marcus, he cannot defend. Take him on if you want.’ Rashford had an excellent chance to open the scoring towards the end of the first half but he was unable to strike the ball first time from close range and the opportunity was gone.
The match was goalless at half time and former United midfielder Roy Keane was not happy with the intensity shown by Solskjaer’s players in the opening 45 minutes.