Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he understands the supporters’ frustrations following the team’s embarrassing 2-0 defeat by Burnley on Wednesday night.
It was Burnley’s first win at Old Trafford for 58 years and home fans chanted against the club’s owners, the Glazers, and the executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, once again.
It was also United’s 8th league defeat of the season and Solskjaer was asked how fans could be convinced United can turn their form around.
“At the end you do feel disillusioned because maybe they do. But we have got to stick to our values and beliefs and it’s no use feeling sorry for yourself,” he said.
Asked about the anti-Glazer and Woodward chants Solskjaer said: “I’m responsible for what’s happening on the pitch and of course we’re looking to strengthen. I can understand supporters are disappointed but there’s a way we need to make sure we try to help the players and the club.
“I think the players hear the fans when they support them and that’s helped them, so keep sticking at that.”
Solskjaer’s side remain 6 points behind Chelsea and off the top 4, while Burnley climb to 13th, 7 points clear of the relegation zone.
By Ofhani Munyai