Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hinted that Jurgen Klopp’s comments are the reason why they are getting fewer penalties.
Klopp had claimed that United received a disproportionate number of spot-kicks in comparison with his Liverpool team.
While not mentioning the Reds boss by name, Solskjaer clearly alluded to Klopp in his comments at his Friday press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
Solskjaer feels his side should have had three penalties in the league win against West Ham at the weekend and another in the Carabao Cup defeat at Old Trafford on Wednesday, however, neither the on-pitch referee nor the VAR (in the league game) deemed the incidents worthy of a spot-kick.
“We just have to hope that we get what we deserve. We should have had three pens in the last two games,” Solskjaer said.
“There was a certain manager last year who was starting to worry about us getting penalties and after that, it seems like the decisions are more difficult to give. Surely I’ve seen a big big difference since then on.
“We just have to leave it up to the refs and hopefully they’ll make the right calls very soon.”