Machester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appear to be an happy man after a goaless draw away to the Blues, with away team unlucky to have had a penalty.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at Chelsea after Manchester United were denied a penalty during the clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The goaless draw has sparked to life on one controversial incident.
Blues forward Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to handle the ball in a tangle with Mason Greenwood after a Marcus Rashford free-kick was beaten away by Edouard Mendy.
Referee Stuart Attwell did not give a penalty, but was called aside by the VAR to have a look at the decision and see if he wanted to overturn it.
the referee stuck with his on-field decision, despite replays showing Hudson-Odoi did indeed handle in in the area.
Manchester United boss Solskjaer was livid afterwards, saying: ” Yep, 100% (it’s a penalty). No idea (why it wasn’t given), not at all, especially when they stop it, he walks across to watch it. From here, you can see it’s a handball but you think it’s our player who does it and then when you look at it on the video, it’s taken two points away from us.”
And Solskjaer went on to criticise Chelsea for a story that appeared on the official club website in the build-up to the game at Stamford Bridge.
Solskjaer added: ” It’s all these outside influences, even the VAR talk here before the game with Harry Maguire, that’s cheeky when they (Chelsea) put that on their website, that’s influencing referees.
“You can go back and look at the website. You can read it, what they’re saying about all the controversy with Harry Maguire and putting pressure on the referees to give penalties against us.
“We’ve seen there was a manager, was it Frank (Lampard) who started it? There’s loads of talk about us getting penalties when there is no doubt whatsoever. Now, we should have had the penalty, that’s clear.”
The article in question that angered Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated: “The Man United skipper’s actions will also be under scrutiny again on Sunday after his penalty area tangle with Jamal Lascelles last weekend. In recent Chelsea meetings the Red Devils’ centre-back has survived VAR reviews of a potential penalty foul on Cesar Azpilicueta and violent challenge on Michy Batshuayi that may well have affected the outcome.”
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