Solskjaer counters at Klopp over Man Utd charges jibe

2021-01-06.

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar SolskjaerManchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has actually reacted to Jurgen Klopp’s Manchester United charge jibe, recommending that supervisors who keep bringing it up are attempting to affect referees.

Klopp raised United’s charge record unprompted after his side lost 1-0 to Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night.

“I hear now that Manchester United had more penalties in two years than I had in five and a half years,” the Liverpool supervisor stated. “I’ve no idea if that’s my fault, or how that can happen.”

United have actually been granted 11 charges in all competitors this season, with 6 of those can be found in the league, while Klopp’s side have actually been granted 5 in the league– a very little distinction.

But possibly Klopp was talking more about the truth United have actually won 42 in all competitors considering that Solskjaer took control of in December 2018, compared to Liverpool winning 19 in the very same amount of time.

“I don’t count how many penalties they have, so if they want to spend time on worrying about when we get fouled in the box, I don’t spend time on that,” Solskjaer responded when inquired about other supervisors’ fascination with United being granted charges.

Klopp isn’t the very first supervisor to point out United’s charge record.

Chelsea employer Frank Lampard brought it up in his pre-match interview ahead of last season’s FA Cup semi-final and Solskjaer thinks that might have affected Mike Dean’s decision-making throughout the video game, as he believed Anthony Martial must have been offered a spot-kick after a possible nasty from Kurt Zouma.

“I can’t talk on behalf of other managers, why they say things like this,” Solskjaer stated. “Obviously I felt it worked last year in the semi in the FA Cup because Frank spoke about it and we had a nailed-on penalty that we should have had that we didn’t get.

“So maybe it’s a way of influencing referees. I don’t know, but I don’t worry about that. When they foul our players it’s a penalty. It’s just when it’s inside the box.”

Solskjaer will have an opportunity to get one over on Klopp when the Red Devils travel to Anfield on January 17.

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Solskjaer counters at Klopp over Man Utd charges jibe