OLE GUNNER SOLSKJAER has blamed Old Trafford's red banners for Manchester United's erratic home form - after his players complained the colour was too distracting.

The Old Trafford boss is promising improved shows at the Theatre of Dreams now that black seat-wraps have replaced red ones.

Solskjaer's startling explanation conjures memories of legendary ex-United manager Alex Ferguson famously swapping their grey kit for blue-and-white stripes at HALF-TIME against Southampton in 1996.