Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Sunday was a ‘difficult day’ for United as their Premier League clash with Liverpool was postponed following a protest march against club owners .
Speaking at today’s press conference ahead of the Europa League semi-final second leg tie against Roma at Stadio Olimpico, Solskjaer said he supported supporters’ right to protest as long as he remains peaceful.
“It was a difficult day for us,” said the manager.
“We wanted to play, we wanted to beat Liverpool. .. but like I said, we have to listen, we have to hear the voice of the fans.
“It’s everyone’s right to protest, but it has to be in a civilized way. It must be peaceful.
“ Unfortunately when you break in and the police are tagged for life it is one step too far and unfortunately when it gets out of hand like that it is a police matter it is no longer about show your opinions.
“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that we have friction that needs to be addressed.
“ Other people besides me have already started, we chat with fans, we communicate with fan groups, which is going to be huge for us in the future.
“Of course we want to listen. It must be peaceful. As a club, we know we need to communicate better. I can refer to the apologies.
“I communicated with the owners. I apologize, personally.
“I am optimistic that we can get together,” he concluded.
“Sometimes frictions and challenges can get things done.