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Solskjaer: “The officials made two wrong decisions”

Mon 01 February 2021 | 15:41

Manchester United were shocked after their Premier League defeat by rock-bottom Sheffield United but admitted there has been two big mistakes made by the officials.

Manchester United

boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

revealed that the officials have made two major mistakes in the Red Devils loss to

Sheffield United

which could have gone in another direction.

United were vanquished in a 2-1 loss to

Chris Wilder

’s squad last week, but Solskjaer was not pleased when the match ended as some decisions have not been made properly.

Anthony Martial’s goal was ruled out as it was considered that Harry Maguire committed foul on shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale, while Sheffield United’s first goal was accepted despite Billy Sharp pushing David de Gea before Kean Bryan met the target.

VAR assessed those decisions and it was later deemed that the on-pitch decision was a smarter choice to go with.

We want to keep on trying to dominate games, we feel we've dominated them,

" said Solskjaer. "

Of course we need a little bit of brightness, spark up in the last third, take our chances.

"I don't like to bring these up - the momentum shifted for us with the Sheffield United game - but I've got the delegates' report from the referee and the two decisions were wrong.

“They've admitted their goal should have been disallowed and our goal should have stood. That's a big, big momentum changer for us. You're more likely to, when you go 1-0 up rather than 1-0 down, go on and win that game.

“So that's fine margins and it has been the way this season, fine margins. You hit the post, it goes in or it goes out, sometimes you're lucky with decisions, sometimes you're not. We've got to focus on this game and I'm sure the results and performances will come.”

Following their loss and a tie match, Manchester United are sitting second on the

Premier League

table, three points adrift of the leaders

Manchester City

. Solskjaer is hanging on to hope that his side will pull off an impressive performance on Tuesday as they get ready to face Southampton.

It's not been time to do a lot on the training pitch, the boys that played are still on the recovery track from Saturday night but they have to prepare for the game tomorrow night,

” Solskjaer explained.

The session was light but some scored goals, we want to get that mojo back, that spark, we have created enough chances to score the goals, now it's about feeling good, taking a deep breath and putting the ball between the posts.”


source: SportMob