Man City boss Ole Gunnar has confirmed injuries picked up by Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial.
Both players came down with muscle injuries during Saturday’s 3-1 victory over West Ham. Cavani, Martial and Bruno all came as substitutes or were substituted in this match.
When asked for the reason behind his substitutions, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Injuries. It is unfortunate. Sometimes you get muscle injuries. Edi had to come off with an injury, hopefully it’s not too bad. Anthony had to come as as well. Bruno is part of this team and 45 minutes was enough.”
“Football is up and down. First half we struggled to keep up with their counter attack and set plays. We gave the ball away too often. Poor first half, second half of course the goal changes the mood,” he added.
“We played against a team that had drawn with Manchester City and beaten Leicester and Wolves. They are a good team and make it difficult for you. I am very, very pleased with the performance. Last week we were 2-0 down at Southampton and this was a step forward, we were only one down.
“Of course you are very, very happy with the away form. I think the home form is decent, we are becoming more and more consistent and we are coping better with games like this. When you are 1-0, 2-0 down the boys still believe and that character is important.
“At the end of the season you don’t care about the performance. At the moment we know there are things we need to improve on, some simple passes in the first half but the second half that quality came back and all three goals were exceptional.”