Manchester United are still reeling from the disappointment of Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat by Villarreal.
The game was lost on the finest of margins, with David de Gea forced to step up before ultimately missing the decisive penalty in the shootout, yet despite the tight nature of the loss, United’s struggle to break down Spain’s seventh-best side highlighted a number of key issues that need to be addressed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff ahead of next season.
The most obvious is perhaps that the squad needs greater depth, and this was highlighted by the United boss’ reluctance to turn to his bench on Wednesday night to freshen his side up, despite the game progressing beyond the 90 minutes into extra-time and eventually penalties.
It was only with 100 minutes on the clock that Solskjaer opted to make his first change, bringing Fred onto the pitch at the expense of Mason Greenwood.
News Source: manchester evening news