According to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Old Trafford did not feel like home without the fans in the Red Devils defeat against Arsenal. Little wonder Manchester United have lost three of their four home matches in the league this season. And that may explain why Son Heung Min of Tottenham and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have turned the stadium to a dance floor. The Norwegian gaffer believes there is no home and away without fans in the stadiums.
‘Today we were too sloppy, too many passes went astray, too many things that can go wrong went wrong for us.
‘There is a reason behind big squads in football, you want to perform time and again but that’s not possible. We need that consistency.
‘Home and away form is out the window really with no fans in the stadium. You cant really look at that, just look at the stats. It doesn’t mean too much, we need to get points on the board. We need to focus on Everton next week.’
It was a disappointing result for the Red Devils, after it seemed they had turned the corner after their 6-1 thrashing by Tottenham before the last international break. Since then they have won three of their last four games, including two highly impressive results in the Champions League against PSG and RB Leipzig.
However their form at home in the league will remain a big concern for Solskjaer. Their point against Chelsea was their only one in four home games so far, after defeats to three London-based sides in Crystal Palace, Tottenham and Arsenal.