Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has implied that the continued absence of the fans from the stadium has not helped the team’s performances.
Manchester United finished the 2019/20 campaign strongly, after going on an impressive run of wins, to finish third. But the reverse has been the case so far this season, as they’ve already lost two of three.
However, Solskjaer believes his team will bounce back from their struggles and show they are winners again, although he prayed the stadiums are reopened to the fans again soon, as it hasn’t been easy without them.
In his own words, “This is a long-term project, we’re taking it step-by-step. I think maybe last season showed in glimpses that we do have the potential to be getting closer to the teams in front of us.
“Football now is strange we see some results… After the restart, it was a bit new and the unknown and it felt like everyone enjoyed it. Now I feel more and more games are getting sterile or more like training games. Some of the internationals there was no point to them, really.
“For us, now we have to create that energy in our game now that we had, that’s the key for us now – that we bounce back and create that energy – and it’s not going to be easy without the fans.
“Hopefully we get the fans back in soon in the meantime we need to find that extra edge, that mental edge.”
Solskjaer and his boys have a chance to bounce back later today, as they face Newcastle United. It could also be an opportunity to see what new signings like Alex Telles and Facundo Pellistri bring to the table.