Solskjaer blames red seats in Old Trafford for poor form


Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has claimed the red wrap on the seats at Old Trafford could have contributed to their inconsistent home form.

United have won 27 points at home this campaign.

The Red Devils have lost four times and drawn three games, compared to collecting 36 points on the road.

Solskjaer’s men host Granada in their Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday, looking for a first knockout round home win in this season’s competition.

“You’ll see a change now, if you see the banners around the club, it’s not red anymore,” Solskjaer replied.

“We’ve looked into this, there shouldn’t be a reason, really. But some of the payers have mentioned that split-second decision you have to make where you look over your shoulder to see if your team-mate is there or not and the red shirt is on a red background with red seats. So, we’ve tried to change that along with the anti-racism campaign, that was important that it wasn’t red anymore.

“There shouldn’t be any reason but, then again, if you have a 4-0 advantage [against Real Sociedad] you don’t really have to win that game, 0-0 was a good result, then the first game against Milan, we conceded in the last minute.

“I still think we’ve played some good football at home. We started off badly with three defeats with Palace, Tottenham and Arsenal very early on, but we’ve improved.”

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