Moise Kean: Substituting the substitute nothing personal, says Everton boss Duncan Ferguson

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When Moise Kean’s number was held up by the fourth official in the final minutes of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Italian striker looked completely baffled.

After all, he had only been on the pitch for 18 minutes. Brought on in the 70th minute, taken off in the 88th, Kean appeared to be blanked by Everton interim boss Duncan Ferguson as the 19-year-old made his way off the pitch and towards the tunnel.

Shortly after the full-time whistle was blown, Ferguson was asked why he decided to substitute the substitute. “I just needed to make a substitution to kill a bit of time,” he said.

“I have a lot of attackers on the bench, it was nothing against him personally.”

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