Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer slams referee for the poor penalty decision in last night’s clash against Chelsea.
Manchester United traveled to London to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. But the game ended in a goalless draw.
In the first half, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi touches the ball by his hand in the penalty box following a free-kick from Marcus Rashford. But the referee denied rewarding the penalty to the Red Devils.
After the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaerblasts referee over the penalty decision and said, “It was a penalty, 100% nailed on. If that’s a natural position for a hand to be in when the ball comes in then I must be blind.”
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, who was present on the field claims referee didn’t award Manchester Utd penalty against Chelsea to avoid ‘a lot of talk’.
Luke Shaw revealed, “If it’s not going to be a penalty, l don’t think they needed to stop the game.”
“The ref even said to H [Harry Maguire] that if I say it is a pen then it is going to cause a lot of talks afterward. H got told it was a penalty.”- he added.
“I don’t understand why the game is stopped. It’s confusing with VAR.”
“I’m not going to moan about it because l don’t think either team did enough to win.”
Previously, Manchester United has got some controversial decisions against them against Sheffield United this season. This has affected the title hopes of Manchester United. The Red Devils 12 points behind City, who beat West Ham United on Saturday.
Ole said, “We wanted to win. Apart from the last quality or pass being not good enough, we had great pressing, desire [and] work-rate. There was a great save by David de Gea and we got the clean sheet.”
“That’s what let us down, that quality on the ball. The first half was scrappy. Poor game really. But then we played some good stuff at times. When we settled we created a few chances but we didn’t have enough.”