September 29, 2021

Solskjaer: Protests Affected Man United’s Performance

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United lost to a better team against Liverpool, but claimed fan protests outside Old Trafford disrupted his side.

United lost 4-2 to Liverpool earlier this morning-Jurgen Klopp’s side earned three crucial points in their bid to qualify for the Champions League (UCL).

It was a rescheduled match following protests by supporters ahead of a rescheduled match against United owners on May 2, when supporters prevented the team from leaving the hotel and stormed the Old Trafford pitch.

There were no security breaches like this this time around, even though the United squad arrived on the field about six hours before the match started.

Still, the presence of large supporters once again gathered off the pitch ahead of the match, and Solskjaer is confident it will have a negative impact on United’s preparations and performance.

“Of course it bothers us a little bit so it’s not ideal but we have to face it,” he told Sky Sports.

“Hopefully when we let the fans in on Tuesday, the atmosphere is good. We’ve been waiting a long time to let them in so we can’t wait to enjoy this match together.