Man United must “stick together” amid fan protests
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the club must “stick together” following fan protests against the club’s owners and Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.
United fans protested during the 4-0 win over Norwich on Saturday. The supporters in the Stretford End chanted loudly, “we want Glazers out.’ They also sang profanities against executive vice-chairman Woodward.
The sentiments spread to other parts of the stadium during the second half. Similarly, anger was directed towards Woodward by the fans as they exited at full-time.
“I am not sure if the players got it. I noticed it, yeah.” Said Solskjaer.
“As a club, we have got to stick together and be united. We are a family and I can say from my time here I have been backed by the owners and Ed. They are supporting me so we have to stick together.”
It was not for the first time this season that the fans have expressed their frustrations against the club’s hierarchy.
Before the game against Liverpool in October, supporters marched forward outside the ground with a banner that read “Glazers out, Woodward out. £1 bn stolen from MUFC.”
Norwich’s thrashing was United’s first victory in four games after being beaten by Arsenal in their last league game.
Solskjaer’s position is constantly under question because of inconsistent performances. But the Norwegian pointed out, “we are in all competitions. Still in the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup, we are fifth in the League, have improved our position from last season and we have the Europa League.”
‘So the fans have to believe me when I say I feel we are doing loads of good things behind the scenes. We are going in the right direction.”
“You saw the attitude, effort and work-rate. That is the core of the group that will go forward.”