Solskjaer admits that the postponement of Liverpool had a big impact on Man Utd stars
Posted On May 5, 2021
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has insisted that he is opposed to the violence seen in protests against Glazer at Old Trafford on Sunday.
United’s match against Liverpool was postponed following protests from supporters against the club’s owners, the Glazer family. While the collections themselves were peaceful, some fans made the cases violent. In fact, a police officer suffered a serious eye injury while footage showed a man damaging a television camera inside the stadium.
As such, the match will take place at another time – which United, Liverpool and the Premier League have not yet decided.
What’s more, questions about the growing question of Glazers’ ownership dominated Solskjær’s press conference on Wednesday.
Sunshine told reporters (via Manchester Evening News): “It was a difficult day for us. Of course we would play to beat Liverpool for the fans.
“Our job is to get good results on the field. But as I said before the match, we need to listen and hear the voice of the fans.
“It is everyone’s right to protest, but it must be in a civilized way. But unfortunately, when you break in, when police officers are scarred for life, it’s a step too far.
“Then it’s a police case, it’s no longer about showing your opinions.”
The clash with Liverpool originally formed the culmination of a massive week for United, sandwiched between Europa League semi-final clashes with Roma.
As such, Solskjær admitted that the postponement sent his players out of sync.
Sunshine: Man Utd players affected
“It has changed the whole cycle, yes,” said Solskjær. “Because we had a game, we prepared for Sunday again. Sunday would have been a perfect day to test them again physically.
“But it was a day off, it was more of a mental challenge. So Monday was a harder training day.
“So it changes the whole plan, but you have to be adaptable. In the world we are in now, you can not just grab the list of fixtures in August and think that it will not change. ”
United have a 6-2 lead over Roma, entering Thursday’s second stage in the Italian capital.
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