Manchester United Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that anti-Glazer protests has affected the team performance in recent weeks, MySportDab reports.
Solskjaer believes the protest is a factor for United’s back-to-back home defeats.
Manchester United were given a wild schedule of four matches ineight days after the match against Liverpool was initially postponed due to protests.
Fans protested again just before the rearranged Liverpool match at Old Trafford few days later.
Before the rescheduled Liverpool match, United’s players had to arrive at Old Trafford seven hours before kick-off which affected their preparations.
‘I don’t want to use it as an excuse because we lost two matches, but surely it’s affecting the performances,’ said Solskjaer.
‘Physically, it’s difficult to play at the intensity and the level that’s required because of the number of games, then you must prepare in between again.
‘We haven’t had enough recovery, unlike the usual routine, we haven’t done everything in the same ways.
‘I’m not saying we were the only ones affected but I was impressed with how they went about it.
‘None of them complained and that’s key for us, we never complain and work on how we can maximise the situation. We tried that but the results are obvious.
‘I think the mood, and relationship at any club is vital to what happens on the pitch. We’re all human beings.’
Manchester United will allow 10,000 fans back into Old Trafford for Tuesday’s final home match against Fulham.
This will be the first time in over a year since fans were allowed to watch a match at Old Trafford.
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