Video: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends controversial United penalty against Aston Villa

Manchester United took three points from their trip to Villa Park but there’s no getting away from a controversial first-half penalty.

Thankfully it went in Manchester United’s favour but Aston Villa didn’t take long to respond to Jon Moss’ decision with a post on Twitter.

Even with help from VAR the referee’s decision was not reversed and United went on to win the match 3-0, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Geoff Shreeves asked Solskjaer specially about the decision which on reflection we’d call a soft penalty.

Solskjaer argued otherwise and agreed that with Moss’ decision to award United with their 13 penalty in the Premier League this season.

He said: “I think it’s a penalty…”

The manager admitted United didn’t have complete control throughout the game and didn’t really get going until Greenwood’s goal that made it 2-0 before half-time.

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