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Manchester United boss admits he made a huge mistake

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepts he made a mistake in making two substitutions before the corner Leicester scored from to beat Manchester United.

Solskjaer withdrew Mason Greenwood and Anthony Elanga for Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford in the 65th minute and a minute later Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu met Marc Albrighton’s corner to net the eventual winner.

Rashford was tasked with marking Soyuncu, without a club goal in 18 months, and the Turk lost his marker to beat Nemanja Matic in the air.

Managers usually delay a substitution until after a corner they are defending is taken in order to avoid unsettling their set-up. United have a wretched record of conceding from set-pieces this season and Leicester’s winner was the 10th goal they have given away from a corner this season.

“That’s one of those golden rules isn’t it, you don’t make a change,” Solskjaer conceded. “But, first of all, it wasn’t a corner, it should have been throw-in and that’s what bothers me more than anything else.

“It seems like I’m sulking again but when it’s a throw-in it’s a throw-in, it’s not a corner. But we should have done better and disappointing when you lose a game on a set-play.”

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