Manchester United boss pleased with gradual return of fans

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrate after the match as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Peter Powell-REUTERS

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a press conference this afternoon before Manchester United’s trip to Southampton.

With Manchester at level 3, the fans have to wait until they can return to Old Trafford for matches, but we can at least work towards the goal of getting back to where we belong as fans.

Solskjaer was asked about recent developments and made it clear that while it does not apply to Manchester United fans yet, it is a step in the right direction.

“I think so, very happy that we are progressing allowing the fans to gradually come in,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

“We can’t wait to see our own fans at Old Trafford.”

Marcus Rashford spoke exclusively to Stretty News about playing at an empty Old Trafford and expressed the same sentiments as Solskjaer.

I’m sure the feelings are mutual across the squad and the games against Chelsea and Arsenal could have been very different if the Stretford End had been packed both times.

Fans can have a say in pushing players forward during the last 10 minutes of a match when player fatigue kicks in.

It would be crazy to suggest otherwise and teams like United are now at a huge disadvantage.

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