Solskjaer doesn’t want to use protests as an excuse for their losses

Mon 17 May 2021 | 14:32

As a result of protests that led United’s derby game against derby being postponed, Solskjaer's side were beaten by Leicester and Liverpool in the space of 50 hours.

However, the United boss is optimistic about

the return of fans to Old Trafford

in their Premier League fixture with already-relegated Fulham.

"We've been waiting for a long, long time to welcome the fans back," Solskjaer told his press conference.

"Of course the last couple of homes games, especially the Liverpool ones with the protests, it's never nice to see a club that is not united - fans and the team.

"So of course we're hoping Tuesday is going to be a positive day, that we move together, play a good game of football, because that's my job - to prepare the team to play well and that they'll enjoy the day.

"That's important, that we get back and enjoy being together. The mood in any club, and the relationship between a team and the fans, is vital to what happens on the pitch.

"The players, we're all human beings, we'll react to getting our supporters back in a positive way. They've always been back there giving us extra energy, and hopefully the players will give the fans a reason to cheer.

"That's what we have to focus on. It's a big game for us in that respect. Since the last time we had games against Man City, a great game, the atmosphere was the best I've ever felt at Old Trafford in a league game.

"The next time we can welcome the fans back [we hope] it's a positive one."


The Red Devils can get their hands to their first trophy with their Norwegian manager when they meet Villarreal in the Europa League final on May 26.

However, the United boss insists he will not rest any of his players ahead of their trip to Gdansk.

"Whatever team I pick, it has to be a team, and they have to be players that give everything," he added.

"If you go into a game tentative, if you have something else in your mind - you don't fly into tackles, don't sprint, don't focus as much - there's more of a danger of getting hurt in that kind of position.

"We want to build momentum and confidence. We've lost the last two at Old Trafford. We don't want to go into an important game with bad momentum or bad feeling.

"We use these two games to get results, but also to get confidence."


source: SportMob

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