Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t have a problem with Manchester United supporters’ planned protest ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool at Old Trafford.
We are expecting up to 10,000 Reds to congregate outside Old Trafford from 2om on Sunday to express their anger towards the Glazer family as well as to push for a 50+1 share model, which is now set to be discussed at Parliament.
An emergency fans’ forum meeting was held toward between fans’ representatives and club chiefs, such as the resigning Ed Woodward. The fans in question addressed the club with a letter that was read out to Woodward, making it very clear that Joel Glazer’s written apology will not be accepted by Manchester United fans.
Over 1,000 fans protested against the Glazers at Old Trafford last Saturday but more are expected this weekend before the 4.30pm kick-off versus Liverpool.
“It’s important that the fans’ views are listened to and we communicate better,” Solskjaer stressed, as per the Manchester Evening News. “My job is to focus on the football side and that we have the best possible team.
“As I’ve said before, I’ve been backed, I’ve had great support from the club and the owners and I’m sure I will get the backing again to go one step further.
“But I’m so happy all the clubs have agreed that this shouldn’t be the way of moving forward. Then again, when the protests are on, it’s important they go in a good fashion and that we keep it peaceful.
“The players are focused on the game and nothing else. They’ve handled difficult situations before. Of course, it was a strange week before the Leeds game after the Super League announcement.
“But I’ve got to say I’m not worried one second that our mind is not on the football when it happens. I think you saw here in the semi that the players are fully focused on performing.”
The protest takes place during the 81-hour social media boycott sports bodies are participating in over the back holiday weekend.
Details on protest here.