Manchester United qualification for the Champions League suffered a setback in the 2-0 upset at home to Burnley in the Premier League match on Wednesday. The Old Trafford fans were raging and tossing the blame on the club’s U.S. owners. The opponents won thanks to the goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez. At that point, United looked nothing like one from the ‘big six’ team.
United fans were not happy and they chanted songs of protest which were aimed at the Glazer family. Glazers owned the club since 2005 and their team fell into the second loss in a row. After the defeat on Sunday by Liverpool, they received a lot of criticism. It was for not securing any new additions in the January transfer window despite the crisis in the team. Find the club’s history in soccer 10 archive.
Manchester United fans blaming the owners
The club declined since the departure of their manager, Alex Ferguson. After their last Premier League title in 2013, he didn’t even show any signs of being reversed. The fans jumped to a conclusion, putting the blame to Glazers, together with their chief executive Ed Woodward, instead of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Norwegian accepted that as he was responsible for this unfortunate event on the field. He admitted that it was not up to the expectations. “It wasn’t good tonight. Not for the Manchester United team. We have to admit that this wasn’t good enough and we are working to improve. We will get the players in and hopefully, get something over the line. I think that everyone can see that these players were stretched” – Solskjaer said after the defeat.
He was missing the key players like Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford due to injury. Thousands of fans flooded out of the stadium before the end of the game. The Stretford fans were screaming and letting the emotions on the stadium. “I saw people leave the stadium at 84th minute. This never happened here…seeing people leave like that. It is embarrassing. The downward spiral in the last seven years was immaculate.” Rio Ferdinand, the former United defender stated about the occurrence.
This defeat has left United fifth in the standings, with six points away from Chelsea who sits in the fourth place. The Clarets doubted their lead but managed to end in the 13th place. Seven minutes after the break, their striker Rodriguez shot the top corner after a clever exchange with Wood.