Previous Manchester United CEO David Gill has argued for quiet at Old Trafford after another harming rout for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Saturday’s 1-0 misfortune to Southampton, cordiality of Charlie Austin’s late header on presentation, left United five focuses afloat of fourth-put Tottenham and 10 behind Premier League pioneers Leicester and saw them booed off at full-time.
Van Gaal said after the amusement he didn’t accuse the fans for voicing their discontent, however Gill, who remains a non-official executive of United, demands there must be no frenzy at the club.
“Unmistakably we all trusted the outcomes would have been exceptional and everybody is disillusioned with that,” he said. “It’s been a season of underachievement.
“In any case, I realize that everybody, from the proprietors and Louis van Gaal and his group, is working to a great degree difficult to turn that around. It is difficult yet we need to stick together.
“What you must do is stick to what you know is on the whole correct to turn it around and don’t get excessively diverted.”
Van Gaal conceded the group’s response to the thrashing was the most noticeably awful he has so far experienced in the employment.
Gill included Sportsweek: “Nobody likes to see that. We’re fans and in addition chiefs and we don’t need booing, we need cheering. However, I think we must stay quiet.”