Manchester United players are reportedly angry with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian tactician snubbed a lot of the senior players for his choice of captain during the Carabao Cup third round clash with English League One side Rochdale on Wednesday night.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Post.
Manchester United entertained Rochdale at home to determine who will book a place in the fourth round of the competition.
Solskjaer made young defender Axel Tuanzebe his captain for the night and that choice didn’t go down well with the senior players.
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Senior Manchester United players like Paul Pogba, Sergio Romero, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones all felt aggrieved with the choice of their manager.
Manchester United narrowly escaped an upset after they needed penalties to see off their Carabao Cup their round opponents.
The Red Devils took the lead through young striker Mason Greenwood midway into the second half but that advantage didn’t last long after the visitors equalised through 16-year-old defender Luke Matheson.
The Rochdale equaliser came eight minutes after the opening goal from 17-year-old Manchester United attacker Greenwood.
The game ended in a stalemate and that led to the dreaded penalty shootout which Manchester United won 5-3 thanks to goalkeeper Sergio Romero who was the hero for the home side.