Manchester United manager Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the coaches ‘opposition to his club’s penalties could try to influence the referees’ decisions.
“I don’t count how many penalties we’re going to receive, so if you want to spend time feeling anxious about when we’re going wrong within the area, I don’t spend time doing that,” Solskjaer told reporters before battling Manchester in the League Cup on Wednesday. City.
Solskjaer pointed out that United rejected a penalty in the FA Cup semi-final last season when they lost to Chelsea after rival coach Frank Lampard said the referee’s assistant referee’s decisions were in United’s interest.
“I can’t speak on behalf of other coaches. Why do they say things like that? I definitely feel it happened last year in the FA Cup semifinals because Frank talked about it, and then we turned down the penalty we should have received,” he added. Norwegian coach.
He continued, “Maybe that’s the way to influence arbitration. I don’t know, but I don’t care. When we’re offenses within the area, it becomes a penalty. It happens when I make a mistake in the area.”
Solskjaer’s comments were in response to a comment from Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp of Germany, who said after his team’s defeat against Southampton in the Premier League on Monday that he was confused as to why his club had not awarded a penalty, claiming the referee’s decision would have been different. if there were teams In the game are others.
Klopp added in an interview after the match that Manchester United had won more penalties in two years than Liverpool in its five-and-a-half years of existence.