Solskjær insists on UNITY despite heated fan protests
Jan. 13, 2020
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær said his club must stick together at all costs after fans protested against its owners, the Glazer family, during Saturday’s 4-0 win over Norwich City at Old Trafford.
The win was United’s third in five matches in an inconsistent Premier League campaign, lifting them to fifth in the standings – four behind cross-town rivals Man City – with 34 points from 22 games. Despite an improved performance on the pitch, there appeared to be discontent in the stands with the British media reporting that fans were unhappy with how the club is run. The angry fans were also heard chanting against the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward.
“As a club, we’ve got to stick together, we’ve got to be united, we’re a family,” Solskjær told a news conference. It is, however, not the first time fans have protested against the club’s hierarchy. In a match against Liverpool in October, supporters vented their frustrations by staging a march outside the stadium ahead of the game. The teams eventually played to a 1-all draw.
“I can only say from when I’ve been here, I’ve been backed by the owners, I’ve been backed by Ed and they’re supporting me. So, for me, make sure they stick together,” Solskjær added. “We are still in the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup, we’re fifth in the league and still challenging. We’ve improved the position from last season, we’ve got Europa League. They [fans] have got to believe me when I say, we’re doing loads of good things.”
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