Manchester United – Fans rue board for poor start

Manchester United registered ZERO shots on target against AZ Alkmaar in a 0-0 draw in the Europa League on Thursday.

The result stretches the winless run away from home for the Red Devils to almost seven months – with the most recent away victory being in the Champions League against PSG on March 6.

Despite such poor form since the historic game in the Champions League, Manchester United fans aren’t blaming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Brian Houton, a secretary for the club and a member of the Supporters group, blames a lack of backing in the transfer market for United’s recent struggles, despite them spending £175 million on three players in the summer.

He said: “Even before he (Lukaku) left Ole made it clear that if we lose him we need to replace him.

“They couldn’t get the one he wanted and Ole wasn’t given the opportunity to get that replacement from the board.

“Only a blind man couldn’t see we need a centre forward.”

Houton also bemoans fans using social media to vent their frustration about United’s performance after #OleOut was trending on Twitter after the full-time whistle on Thursday evening.

“It annoys me when people just get on their phone and start tweeting about what they’ve just seen on TV with a fire beside them and a can of beer.,” he added.

“I don’t care what these people do a hashtag for, they aren’t true supporters.”

Elizabeth Scott, a Manchester United fan, argues that it’s the players not performing and that Solskjaer should always be supported.

“The fans are with him but very much against the players,” said Scott.

“Most of the time this season the onlooking fans’ support for the players is very good but I’m not sure that they are deserving of that.”

Five of United’s next six games are away from home,

United and Solskjaer will be hoping to end the disappointing streak with the first challenge of five away games starting at St James Park on Sunday.