Thousands of Manchester United fans held up anti-Glazer signs as Old Trafford welcomed back supporters.
The Manchester United fans get an amazing reception as they walk out before kick-off! 🔴 pic.twitter.com/dGGjIxqVd3
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 18, 2021
Thousands of green & gold ‘Glazers Out’ signs held up as the teams emerge. Great atmosphere considering there’s only 10,000 here pic.twitter.com/7q8SGpNQT2
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) May 18, 2021
Every fan holding a #GlazersOut banner as the teams walk out onto the pitch. #MUFC #MUNFUL pic.twitter.com/TmAif7Xu1o
— Brad Cox (@BradJCox_) May 18, 2021
Man United fans have held protests against the Glazers with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appearing to blame his side’s back-to-back league defeats on the angry demonstrations.
He said: “I just didn’t want to use it as an excuse because we lost two games, but surely it’s reason behind the performances.
“Physically it’s impossible to turn up and play at the intensity and the level that’s required because of the amount of games, then you look at the preparation in between: we haven’t had the recovery, the same routine as you normally do, we haven’t done the tactical prep in the same ways.
“I’m not saying it didn’t affect them but I was impressed with how professional they were and how they went about it.
“None of them complained and that’s one of the big things for me, we never complain we just look at what we can do and how could we maximise the situation. We tried to do that but we couldn’t get the results.
“I think the mood in any club and the relationship between the team and the fans is vital to what happens on the pitch. We’re all human beings and we will react to getting our supporters back in a positive way.”
As for the actual match, Edinson Cavani opened the scoring in the 15th minute with an outrageous 40 yard lob.
Joe Bryan cancelled out the Uruguayan’s sensational strike after heading home from Bobby Decordova-Reid’s cross in the 76th minute.