Solskjaer’s Reaction To ‘Anti-Glazer Chants’ From Fans After Newcastle Loss

Manchester United co owner Avram Glazer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in the stands before the match.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time at Manchester United went from bad to worse on Sunday as the Red Devils suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle United. The Magpies had the brilliant debut efforts of Matthew Longstaff to credit for their sole goal.

The fixture was even more remarkable when one considers that the home-side had actually commenced the game within the relegation zone and are currently just a point behind the Red Devils who themselves are only two points shy of the relegation zone- their worst start to Premier League football in over 30 years.

Performances such as these and the consistent run of poor form has furthered the anti-Glazer movement against the owners of the Old Trafford outfit.

A similar set of chants were in evidence during the fixture.

When quizzed about them by Samuel Luckhurst of the MEN, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided an interesting reply: “We’re unhappy with the results and results bring out the mood of everyone. And I’ve got to say sorry to the fans.”

The fact that the Norwegian dodged the question about the chants won’t go down well considering how the once-beloved player and gaffer is no longer the most popular name in the red part of Manchester anymore.

In a separate set of comments after the game, Solskjaer assessed the fixture by stating this (via Sky): “The first half was the sloppiest we’ve been. In the second half we dominated but we didn’t create.We’ve not changed a lot. We’ve played the same way and stuck to our principles. The players are working hard.

“It will take however long it will have to take. It’s a journey we’ve started on and the culture is getting there. I can’t give you any time but we’re getting there. We’ve given ourselves a big, big uphill challenge to get among the top four but it’s tight…”

Quite confident of him to assume that he’ll certainly be around for the full rebuild.