Cedric makes mouthy Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eat his words

Cedric Soares made Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eat his words after the Norwegian doubted his defending abilities.

Manchester United and Arsenal faced off in an intense league game at the Emirates last night. The game ended in a stalemate.

Mikel Arteta was without Kieran Tierney again, and he had to use Cedric Soares as his left-back.

The former Southampton man is an accomplished right full-back, but he had to fill in for Tierney, and he did well.

However, during the game, United manager Solskjaer was heard telling Marcus Rashford that the Portuguese international couldn’t defend.

He yelled in the first half, as quoted by Metro Sports: ‘Marcus, he cannot defend. Take him on if you want.’

The attacker tried his best to get the better of the full-back, but Soares repelled him.

In the end, United had to sub the striker frustratingly as he couldn’t get something from the game, while the fullback enjoyed a fine outing despite playing out of position.

Hector Bellerin struggled to get forward on the opposite flank, and that could see him lose his place to Soares when Tierney returns for the Gunners.

It remains to be seen if Tierney will be fit for Arsenal’s next game or if Arteta will keep Soares in the team.

Tags Cedric Soares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

12 Comments

  1. Peter Shaw says:

    You’re right. Cedric has been playing like a trooper lately.

  2. Arsenal2win says:

    This is not the 1st time a United associate will underrate an Arsenal team or player, yet they don’t have a single win in six EPL games against us. (D3, L3) Pathetic isn’t it.

  3. Reggie says:

    Can’t knock Soares in last two games and a far better option than Bellerin at RB on this form.

  4. Grandad says:

    If Tierney is fit Cedric deserves to start at RB as he is in better form than Bellerin .

  5. Kapa Citi says:

    Yes, he cannot defend. But Rasford coundn’t even dribble pass him!

  6. Labour says:

    True Cedric is a joy to watch ,Bellerin at times he deprive his wing play partner he like cutting in too much instead of passing the ball to wing player.Plus his defending is very poor

  7. Abdulmalik says:

    Cedric is on top of his form.i wish he continue that way.

  8. Abdulmalik Muhammedhadi says:

    Cedric is a baller.

  9. Enoch says:

    Poor article…he wasn’t doubting his defending abilities. It was just to remind Rashford that Soares was on a yellow and wouldn’t be able to ‘defend’

  10. Declan says:

    Cedric has improved immensely and can cross well with both feet. By the way, it has been explained that when Solskjaer shouted “ he can’t defend” he was referring to the fact Cedric had been booked and was not disrespecting his defensive abilities.

    1. Akpa uchechukwu says:

      Rightly said

  11. Di Grassi says:

    Bellerin should be sold or loaned out..not Arsenal class anymore. Championship caliber player… Cedric should compete with Callum in that RB position.
    Abt this article I think OGS was taken out of context… He has no record of Aggression or lack of respect for his opponents…, i think he meant Cedric is on a yellow so urging Rashford who was blunt in attack, to take on Cedric thats all.

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