Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he hopes the return of fans to Old Trafford will run smoothly.

The past three weeks have seen ongoing protests from fans against the Glazers, even resulting in the postponement of the Liverpool fixture.

This week fans return to stadiums when 10,000 will attend the game against Fulham at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer told the club website he hopes the match passes without incident, saying he does not expect any ‘trouble’ inside the ground.

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The United boss said: “Of course, you hope that the game against Fulham is not going to be marred by any violent or over-the-top things because I know our fans. I know the Man United fans, they’re the best fans.

“I’ve had such a great relationship with them and they know how to support the team. I don’t expect any of the fans coming there and making any trouble.”

Solskjaer added that he believes having supporters back at Old Trafford will help the team, after two home defeats.


United’s home record has been disappointing this season, and Solskjaer is excited to have some of the Old Trafford crowd back.

He said: “I think the mood in any club and the relationship between a team and the fans is vital to what happens on the pitch. We’re all human beings, we’ll react to getting our supporters back in a positive way. They’ve always been back there, giving us extra energy and hopefully the players will give the fans a reason to cheer.”

He added that he has not enjoyed the past fortnight too much, and believes the return of fans to the stadium comes at the right time.

Solskjaer said: “We’ve been waiting for a long, long time to welcome the fans back and of course the last couple of home games – especially the Liverpool ones, with the protests… it’s never nice to see a club that is not united, the fans and the team. So of course, we’re hoping that Tuesday is going to be a positive day.”

The match on Tuesday will likely see a large police presence once again, and there is a likelihood of further protests outside the ground.

Inside Old Trafford there could be plenty of green and gold on display as supporters who are allowed in, look to show their discontent against the Glazers in a peaceful manner without providing a distraction for the team.

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