Harry Maguire was informed that Manchester United ought to have been given a penalty at Chelsea however it wasn’t awarded because of the speak it might trigger afterwards.
The beautiful claims had been made by Maguire’s teammate Luke Shaw, who recommended referee Stuart Attwell opted to not penalise Callum Hudson-Odoi within the first half by means of concern of the backlash he’d obtain.
Attwell was informed by the video assistant referee (VAR) to take a look at an incident involving Hudson-Odoi and Mason Greenwood, with replays showing to point out the ball hitting the Chelsea man’s hand inside his personal field.
However no penalty was given and the match completed goalless, with Man United dropping extra floor on leaders Manchester City, who received on the weekend, within the Premier League title race.
Shaw informed Sky Sports activities: “If it’s not going to be a penalty, l don’t assume they wanted to cease the sport.
“The ref even mentioned to H [Harry Maguire] that ‘if I say it’s a pen then it’ll trigger lots of speak afterwards’. H acquired informed it was a penalty.
“I don’t perceive why the sport is stopped. It’s complicated with VAR.
“I’m not going to moan about it as a result of l don’t assume both crew did sufficient to win.”
Purple Devils supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was livid with the choice, insisting it was ‘100 per cent’ a penalty and ‘two factors have been taken away from us’.
Solskjaer additionally took purpose at Chelsea over an article which appeared on their web site forward of the match.
It’s understood the article in query referenced Maguire’s elbow on Jamal Lascelles throughout Man United’s win over Newcastle final weekend, with Solskjaer suggesting referees are being influenced into not giving his aspect choices.
Solskjaer informed Sky Sports activities: “It’s not proper, is it? It’s all these outdoors influences, even the VAR speak earlier than the sport on Harry, that’s cheeky. That’s cheeky after they put that on their web site, that’s influencing referees!
“You examine what they are saying concerning the controversy about Harry Maguire, placing strain on referees to provide penalties towards us.
“There’s a great deal of discuss us getting penalties… and now after all we must always’ve had a penalty, that’s clear.”