Solskjaer gives bizarre reason for Manchester United’s poor home form in the Europa League

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blamed Manchester United’s poor home form this season on playing in front of red empty seats at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have won all three of our away matches in the Europa League this season, but are yet to win at home after draws against Real Sociedad and AC Milan.

“You’ll see a change now, if you see the banners around the club it’s not red anymore,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.

“We’ve looked into this, there shouldn’t be a reason, really. But some of the players have mentioned that split second decision you have to make where you look over your shoulder to see if your teammate 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.

“Then again there shouldn’t be any reason but then again if you have a 4-0 advantage 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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