The Norwegian came up with another gem when asked about his team’s plight
This season has been riddled with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pearls of wisdom. From claiming trophies aren’t a measure of success to using the most flabbergasting of reasons to disguise his team’s defeats, the Manchester United manager has made for some listening to.
Ole Blames Seat Color For Defeats
And the Norwegian was at it again as he provided perhaps one of the most beleaguered excuses of his career till date. Inquisitee on why his side was dreary at home this term, Ole claimed that the color of the banners and seats had lead to the team’s regressing form.
‘You’ll see a change now the banners around the place. It is not red anymore, we have looked into this. ‘It shouldn’t be any reason really. But, some of the players have mentioned that split second decision, red shirts on red seats, we have tried to change that along with anti-racism campaign. That was important it is not red anymore.’
Ole also spoke about his team’s upcoming showdown in the Europa League. His team will be locking heads with Granada on Thursday with Manchester United holding a crucial 2-0 lead ahead of the day’s matchup.
“We have got a great foundation, but we have to win. They will give everything they have got,” Ole said.
“Momentum is big in football. It is a quarter-final in Europe, they need to score goals. We have seen them against Barcelona, Real Madrid how dangerous they can be. We have to play a good game and not give them those opportunities.”
His side makes a foray into today’s clash having routed Tottenham earlier in the weekend. Despite going down 1-0 to a first half Son side, Ole’s team managed to overturn the result as the club hit three goals to win 3-1 and with fortify second spot in the Premier League.