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Men's Football Solskjaer calls for unity as fans vocally protest against Ed Woodward

Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Norwich marred by supporters chanting at the board

MANCHESTER UNITED manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked fans to stick by the club following protests against the ownership during Saturday’s win over Norwich City.

Solskjaer was looking for a performance from his players following their humbling at the hands of Manchester City in the League Cup last Wednesday.

And although the bottom of league Canaries didn’t cause too much concern for their hosts, United turned on the style and went a goal up through Marcus Rashford just before the half-hour mark.

The 22-year-old, who was playing his 200th game for the club, doubled the home side’s lead on 52 minutes.

It was the striker’s 64th goal in all competitions for United, having been given his debut at the age of 17 by Louis van Gaal.

Anthony Martial and substitute Mason Greenwood also got on the scoresheet to move United to within five points of Chelsea in the fourth Champions League spot and leave Norwich rooted to the foot of the table.

But during the second-half the protest against United’s owners the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could be heard coming from the Stretford End.

It wasn’t the only protest this season after a banner was displayed outside Old Trafford before the Liverpool game in October that read “Glazers out, Woodward out. £1bn stolen from MUFC.”

When asked, Solskjaer admitted he had heard the chants but was quick to back the board. He said: “I noticed it, yeah. 

“As a club, we have got to stick together and be united.

“We are a family and I can only say from my time here I have been backed by the owners and backed by Ed. They are supporting me so we have to stick together.

“So the fans have to believe me when I say I feel we are doing loads of good things behind the scenes, we are going in the right directions.

“You saw the attitude, effort and work-rate, that is the core of the group that will go forward.”

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