Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims dig at Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp after United denied penalty

Cristiano Ronaldo of Man Utd reacts after his appeal for a penalty is denied
Cristiano Ronaldo of Man Utd reacts after his appeal for a penalty is denied - IMAGO / Offside Sports Photography

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has aimed a dig at the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after his side were denied a potential penalty in their last outing.

Last season the Liverpool manager had expressed his opinion regarding the number of penalties that have been awarded to Manchester United on a consistent basis.

Solskjaer believes that Klopp’s comments have affected the officials and they are now cautious about handing out penalties to the Manchester United players.

He said to Guardian: “We just have to hope we get what we deserve. We should have had three pens in the last two games. 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 [to us].

“Surely I’ve seen a big, big difference since then on. But we just have to leave it up to the refs and hope that they will make the right calls very soon.”

It is highly unlikely that the officials have cut down on the number of penalties awarded to Manchester United because of Jurgen Klopp and it is probably an attempt from Solskjaer to fuel the rivalry between the two clubs.

The two clubs share a bitter rivalry and it is no surprise but the managers are already engaging in a war of words. Liverpool and Manchester United face each other towards the end of October.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is yet to respond to soldiers comments and it will be interesting to see what the German has to say.

The Red Devils recently crashed out of the League Cup after a defeat to West Ham and they will be looking to bounce back strongly this week with a win in the Premier League.