Darren Fletcher admits the fans have turned on Manchester United following the ‘toxic atmosphere’ during the club’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s hopes of securing Champions League football were dealt a huge blow following a lacklustre home performance, goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez securing a shock away victory for the Clarets.
The defeat was United’s eighth in the Premier League this season and leaves the club six points adrift of Chelsea in the race to secure a top four finish, though it was the manner of their performance that will create the most concern following a display lacking any form of fight or desire.
The club’s fans voiced their discontent in a hostile atmosphere, with masses seen leaving the stadium early having despaired over their side’s latest abject showing.
Defeat continues to mount the pressure on the under-fire Solskjaer, and Fletcher admits the club’s supporters have turned having grown frustrated with the club’s below-par showings.
”An empty stadium, not nice chants and a toxic atmosphere here tonight at Old Trafford,” Fletcher told BBC Five Live.
”We saw a little bit of it against Norwich but tonight is the first time it’s been really toxic.
”United fans have been fantastic this season and this young team need them to support them. They need help.”