Alex Telles’ half-time substitution explained after Solskjaer’s Man Utd demands

Alex Telles was subbed off at half-time as Manchester United took on Wolves with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to get more attacks going.

It was a goalless first 45 at Old Trafford with both teams struggling to get anything creative going.

Telles was playing at left-back and making occasional forays forward to help the hosts in attack.

Though Solskjaer kept shouting for overlaps down the left with Marcus Rashford regularly cutting inside.

Luke Shaw, who has been in fine form in recent weeks, replaced the summer signing as Solskjaer looked for more drive.

United took on Wolves knowing a win would see them leapfrog Leicester and Everton into second place.

Solskjaer had said on Shaw: “Luke is one of those lads with strength and power and quality, and of course down the left-hand side he's created a good relationship with Marcus [Rashford].

“Against Leicester, Paul [Pogba] came in on the left and I think that changed the dynamic a little bit and that pushed Luke on more and he had to go more then because if you don't have a wide man in front of you then it's the full-back's responsibility.

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“I think he grasps that now. Sometimes he's got to stay back more and sometimes he's the one that goes.

“I’ve enjoyed working with Luke for a couple of seasons now and he's a very talented boy that I still want to push on.

“We know we have loads of games in a short space of time, but Wolverhampton have got an even shorter turnaround this time, but they didn't have a midweek game [last week].”

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