MANCHESTER UNITED fans could be heard in full voice out in Austria despite not being allowed into the ground to watch the Europa League clash against LASK.
The Red Devils’ match at the Raiffeisen Arena had to be played behind closed doors as Uefa look to stop the outbreak of coronavirus.
Manchester United’s Europa League clash against LASK had to be played behind closed doorsCredit: AFP or licensors
Fans that travelled to Austria have been refunded by United, who have had to hand out £245,000 to supporters left out of pocket.
Instead of dwelling that they cannot watch their beloved side in action, the United faithful put on a show outside LASK’s stadium to show their support for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
And fans took to social media to praise them on their signing skills, as one tweeted: “Behind closed doors but u (sic) can still hear the United fans outside the ground. Best away support about.”
Another said: “Man Utd fans are outside the stadium shouting hoping to be heard.”
A third added: “Can hear the Man United fans.”
Red Devils supporters were making themselves heard out in AustriaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
United’s two January signings combined for the opening goal against LASK as Bruno Fernandes played in Odion Ighalo, who rifled home his attempt into the roof of the net.
Ahead of the clash, Fernandes revealed how he told Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to “shh” as he accused the Spaniard of a lack of respect.
He said: “I talked about the incident with some friends. Some people think like, ‘Pep won everything, who is Bruno to do this to him?’ But I think it’s about respect.
“Now, outside of the pitch, calm, I don’t do this again if I’m on the pitch now.
“But at that moment, the words he told me made me mad and on the pitch I’m a little bit nervous. It’s the kind of player I am.”
Before adding: “I have respect for Pep and what he wins and what he did for football, because he changed some mentalities in football.
“But I think in that moment, he didn’t respect me.
“So he didn’t deserve my respect at that moment on the pitch.”
Solskjaer’s team cruised to a 5-0 win in Austria.
Odion Ighalo opened the scoring with a rocket of a half-volley, before goals from Dan James – who ended a 32-game drought – Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira.
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