Solskjaer accuses Klopp of lack of penalties


For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, since Jürgen Klopp complained about the number of penalties given to the Red Devils last January, they have found it much more difficult to obtain them on the pitch.

Manchester United and Liverpool will not meet until October 24 in the Premier League, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just added a pinch of salt to the rivalry between the two English clubs. The Red Devils coach indirectly accused Jürgen Klopp, his Reds counterpart, of being responsible for his team’s difficulties in obtaining penalties.

Last January, after a defeat against Southampton (0-1), the German manager was surprised at the number of favorable decisions given to Mancuniens. « I heard that Manchester United had more penalties in two years than me in five and a half years. I do not know if it is my fault or how it can happen, » said Klopp.

According to Solskjaer, the message has been heard, a little too much. « We should have had three penalties in the last two games (against West Ham). There is a certain manager who was worried last year that we would get penalties and since then it seems to be more difficult to give us favorable decisions, « complained the Norwegian, quoted by The Guardian.

No penalty for MU this season

Without naming Klopp, Solskjaer assured that he had seen « a big difference » after the comments of the German. « But we can just leave that to the referees and hope they make the right decisions very quickly, » added the ex-striker in friendly pressure on the Manchester United-Aston Villa referee corps on Saturday.

The Mancuniens have not yet caused the slightest penalty this season in the Premier League while the Reds have scored the only one they have obtained, against Chelsea (1-1) thanks to Mohamed Salah.

Since the 2015-2016 season, which saw the arrival of Jürgen Klopp in Liverpool, Mersey players have obtained 32 penalties in the Premier League. Very far from the Mancunian total over the same period: 47, according to figures from Transfermarkt.


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