Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer explains why he let Ronaldo down

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he left Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad to play against West Ham and play in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

According to the Norwegian, it is not “possible” for Ronaldo to play in every game this season.

Solskjaer made 11 changes to the squad that beat Hammers in the Premier League this weekend.

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Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard all had the chance to impress from the start at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils host Aston Villa in just three days and it looks like Solskjaer will be looking to wrap Ronaldo in cotton whenever possible over the course of a long season.

When asked if it was a good night for Ronaldo to wake up, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Yeah, you know he came and already made a difference.

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“But, of course, it’s going to be a long season.

“He wants to play as much as possible but I don’t think that’s possible.”

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