Supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has acquired a private apology from Manchester United’s house owners over the controversial plans to arrange a breakaway European Tremendous League.
That is regardless of Avram Glazer, whose household has a majority stake within the membership, refusing to express regret for United’s involvement within the aborted competitors when approached by Sky Information US correspondent Sally Lockwood this week.
Solskjaer says he has a “good relationship” with the American household and believes the house owners do take heed to supporters.
“I have been speaking with the house owners,” he stated. “I’ve received an apology, personally, they usually’ve apologised to the followers when this [Super League plans] got here out.
“It is a tough place for me to be in as a result of I’ve received to concentrate on the soccer.
“I’ve at all times had an excellent relationship [with the owners]. They take heed to me they usually do take heed to the followers. I am positive there will be higher communication coming.”
After the plans by 12 golf equipment, together with six from England, to arrange a Tremendous League unravelled inside days following widespread criticism from followers, soccer authorities and politicians, United co-chairman Joel Glazer “apologised unreservedly” to supporters.
He stated: “We received it unsuitable, and we need to present that we are able to put issues proper.
“In in search of to create a extra secure basis for the sport, we failed to indicate sufficient respect for its deep-rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and for that we’re sorry.”
Supporters protested exterior United’s Outdated Trafford stadium on Sunday, demanding that the Glazers make approach for brand spanking new house owners.
Fan anger on the house owners has been stirred up by the Tremendous League fiasco, with hundreds descending on the bottom demanding change earlier than the high-profile Premier League match in opposition to Liverpool.
Quite a lot of followers broke into the stadium and invaded the pitch in the course of the demonstration, whereas Larger Manchester Police stated six of its officers had been injured.
Talking forward of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg in opposition to Roma, Solskjaer admitted: “It was a tough day for us. After all we wished to play, we wished to beat Liverpool for the followers as a result of our job must be on getting good performances and good outcomes on the pitch.
“As I stated earlier than the sport, we have now to hear. We’ve got to listen to the followers’ voice.
“It is everybody’s proper to protest. It must be in a civilised method although.”
“Sadly, once you break in and when cops get injured, scarred for all times, that is too far.”
There has at all times been opposition to the Glazer household’s possession of Manchester United since they purchased the membership 16 years in the past, however the relationship now feels poisonous.
One of many greatest criticisms of the Glazers is that they’re largely thought to be absentee American house owners who solely care about cash, haven’t any understanding of the fervour and heritage of English soccer, and no understanding that supporters are the lifeblood of the membership.
The Manchester United Supporters Belief has written an open letter to Joel Glazer, asking for dialogue and demanding a response by Friday.
They are saying no member of the household has “ever had a lot as a dialog” with them and frustration reached “boiling level” on Sunday.