Solskjaer explains why he took furious Bruno Fernandes off against Liverpool

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he took Bruno Fernandes off in Manchester United's goalless draw with Liverpool for purely tactical reasons.

The Portuguese was furious when his number was called in the 89th minute at Anfield.

After an argument with Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who was hooked at the same time as Fernandes, the midfielder made way for Mason Greenwood.

He could be seen moaning about the decision as he left the pitch before reaching out a hand to Solskjaer and taking his seat on the bench.

Solskjaer said of his decision to hook Fernandes: "Bruno has obviously been running his socks off for us every single game since he's come.

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"He's been here and been running more or less every game.

"So towards the end we felt Paul [Pogba]'s physical presence in there might be a chance for us. And Mason, when he gets a chance he can score in the blink of a second.

"So it was a bit of a throw of the dice to get Mason on even though he had to defend against [Andy] Robertson."

Liverpool were favourites to beat rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon but weren't at the races for the most part.

Roberto Firmino was very wasteful for the Reds, who have now gone three games without scoring, but United couldn't make the most of the opportunity to beat Liverpool.

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