Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘followed by fan’ with club to take action

Man Utd: Solskjaer gives verdict on win over Brighton

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Manchester United are reviewing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s travel arrangements after he was followed by an ‘overzealous autograph hunter’, according to reports. The Norwegian always makes time for the club’s supporters. And he steered his side to victory over Brighton on Sunday night.

According to the Daily Mail, Solskjaer was recently followed after leaving the Lowry Hotel, where the club stay before home matches.

It’s claimed that, initially, he was approached on the steps of the property.

After getting to his own car, the Norwegian was then reportedly followed in another car by a ‘frustrated’ fan, who got out at the first set of traffic lights and banged on the 48-year-old’s window.

United are said to deem the incident a ‘one-off’.

Yet they’re looking at Solskjaer’s travel arrangements nonetheless in order to ensure the Norwegian is protected in the future.

It’s said clubs in the North West were already on high alert.

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And that’s after Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen and his family were confronted by masked raiders at their family home in Cheshire last month.

Meanwhile, on Sunday night, United battled their way to a 2-1 victory over Brighton.

Danny Welbeck’s first-half goal had the Red Devils heading for defeat, with the England international scoring against his old club for the third time.

But goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood ensured they pick up all three points under the lights at Old Trafford.

And Solskjaer was delighted in the aftermath of the game, singling out Greenwood for praise and saying the 19-year-old was adding another dimension to his game.

“We’ve done that a few times this season, haven’t we? We’re getting used to it,” he said after the club came from behind to win for the eighth time this season.


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“You don’t really want to be in those positions, 1-0 down.

“It was a sloppy mistake in midfield, we don’t stop the cross, we don’t defend the cross, so we gave ourselves work to do.

“I think we’ve done that so many times this season that the team doesn’t panic.

“We know we have to build momentum, the ball has to move quicker, we have to move more in tandem with each other. The two goals we scored were good goals and we deserved to win the game in the end I felt.”

Solskjaer was also asked if the winner was his favourite Greenwood goal so far.

And he said: “Yeah, definitely, and I’m so happy for him.

“I’m pleased with his overall performance again very good. He was bright, tidy, clean on the ball, hit the post and one that went over the bar, maybe deflected, in the second half.

“When he gets those goals, we know that he’s going to add another dimension to his game. I’m very, very pleased.”

Brighton boss Graham Potter was disappointed, saying: “I think you have to take positives from lots of things about the performance.

“I thought the first half we were really good, carried a threat, we had opportunities on the ball and defended well.

“Mixed it up between defending high and defending low when we had to because Manchester United have some quality and drive you back, but I don’t think they created too many chances.

“Second half I thought we missed a few options to attack ourselves and got driven back a little more than we’d like.

“When the home team’s 1-0 down and have got the quality they have, you expect that to a certain extent but without creating too many chances a couple of shots from distance but nothing too much.

“It was a big moment with the penalty with Danny that wasn’t given but in the end it’s a couple of moments of quality from United that turned the game.

“I didn’t think there was that much in it, maybe a point would be right but, yeah, that’s life.”

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