Solskjaer hints at Man Utd debuts for two wonderkids vs Sociedad

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Shola Shoretire and Amad Diallo have been included in the Europa League squad to face Real Sociedad.

The duo are yet to make first team debuts for United but they’ve been in training with team for the last fortnight.

Solskjaer has already confirmed that Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek will miss the clash with injuries, while McTominay and Martial are also doubts.

That’s seen Shoretire and Diallo join the squad but Solskjaer dismissed suggestions both players are there to make up the numbers.

‘Yeah they’re in the travelling squad,’ Solskjaer told ‘Not just for experience, they’re there to make an impact if they have to. The two boys have done well in training and they are talents that we want to give experience to. First of all they’re travelling and then let’s see if they come on the pitch.

‘It’s one of the things we do with our youngsters. They come in and they travel, step-by-step, layer-by-layer and suddenly they’re on the pitch. That’s the thing – we do have a plan and a programme in place that we try to stick to. Obviously when there are injuries or absentees or illness then maybe they’ll get the chance before we expected, but the two of them have done well.’

‘We give them the chance to come to Man United and have a successful career. Us a club, we’ve proven over the years that’s something we take seriously and it’s something we are good at. We are a club that like to give chances to young players and develop and find a talent,’ said Solskjaer.

‘Our fans, our history has always been about attacking players, skilful players that you play with no fear. These are players that we have identified to carry that tradition. My role is to speak and put a clear pathway for them to say this is what we did.

‘We’ve shown over the years with the previous managers – Sir Alex was the best with producing the best players in the world, bringing them. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo were young. Of course we developed Giggs, Beckham, Neville and that group ourselves. We have still got Marcus Rashford, we have Mason coming through.

‘All these experiences help me as a manager when I want to and convince players that here is the future for you. I like to give them a chance. When you follow my career as a coach, that is one of the biggest enjoyments, seeing a player as a young man and then seeing him successful at the highest level.’

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