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Solskjaer explains Sancho snub from Man Utd starting XI vs West Ham

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One of the most productive players in the last few years, the former Borussia Dortmund star has struggled to find form for his new side.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his decision to leave Jadon Sancho out of the Manchester United starting XI against West Ham United.

Sancho has failed to hit the ground running at Manchester United after joining the club on a £73 million transfer this summer.

The  21-year-old winger started in each of the Red Devils’ last three matches – in the Premier League wins over Wolves and Newcastle United and in their Champions League campaign opener.

In the shock defeat to Young Boys, he was subbed off in the first half after his side were reduced to 10 men following Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s dismissal.

The England international failed to retain his place in the United line-up to face the Irons, with Mason Greenwood taking his place while Paul Pogba moving back on left-wing to allow Scott McTominay to partner Fred in midfield.

“Jadon started the Tuesday game and we found the decision better to leave him here now and the chance to come on and make a difference if we need him to,” said Solskjaer, speaking to Sky Sports before kick-off.