One has to stick together in fan protests – Solskjaer


Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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(Reuters) – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the Premier League club must stick together after fans protested the owners and vice president Ed Woodward in Saturday's 4-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday.

Victory at Old Trafford was United's third win in five games in a mixed season, finishing fifth overall with 34 points from 22 games. [nL8N29G0IT]

Despite improved performance on the pitch, there appeared to be discontent in the stands. The British media reported that fans were upset about how the club is being run against the Glazer and Woodward families.

"I am not sure if the players will get it, but I noticed it. As a club we have to stick together, we have to be united, we are a family," said Solskjaer at a press conference.

It's not the first time fans have protested the club hierarchy. Before the game against archrival Liverpool in October, they let go of their disappointments while marching in front of the stadium.

"I can only say when I was here. I was supported by the owners. I was supported by Ed. They support me, so make sure they stick together for me," added Solskjaer.

"We are still in the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup, we are fifth in the league, still challenging. We have improved our position compared to last season, we have the Europa League. You (fans) have to believe me if I am say … we do a lot of good things. "

United will host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup and will visit Liverpool in the league next Sunday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, Edited by Ed Osmond