Solskjaer happy to have fans back, even if Man Utd support shut out

Sport

Solskjaer happy to have fans back, even if Man Utd support shut out

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is delighted that limited numbers of fans will soon be back in Premier League stadiums, even if United supporters are not among them.

Fans have been shut out of top-level matches in England since March but a relaxation of coronavirus restrictions will allow them back into grounds in some parts of England from next week.

London and Liverpool are among the areas to have been placed into the tier-2 category based on infection rates, meaning up to 2,000 fans will be able to attend matches.

But clubs based in tier-3 areas, such as Manchester and Birmingham, are still not allowed to open their gates.

United's visit to West Ham on December 5 will be the first Premier League game that fans will be able to attend since the last eight months.

“I'm very pleased that we're making progress and we can let the fans in gradually,” Solskjaer said yesterday.

“Of course, we can't wait to see our own fans at Old Trafford and we know how long they've been waiting to be there to watch the games live.

“This is a step in the right direction and even though they are fans for the other team, they are still creating an atmosphere in the game.”

United travel to high-flying Southampton on Sunday hoping to build on a run of three consecutive wins that have eased the pressure on Solskjaer.

But fifth-place Saints are unbeaten in seven league games and sit four points ahead of United in the table.

“If you look over the last 13 or 14 games they're one of the top teams, so they've made great improvements,” said Solskjaer.

“We know how difficult it is. We drew twice against them last season so hopefully we can make improvements.”

Midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay look set to miss out through injury, but Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have recovered from knocks and are expected to start.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT