Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vented his frustration as Manchester United were denied a penalty in the first-half of their frustrating 0-0 draw against Chelsea.
United looked like they would be given a first-half penalty after Callum Hudson-Odoi handled in an unnatural position in the box.
But after being advised by the VAR to view his pith side monitor, referee Stuart Atwell controversially decided against awarding the spot-kick.
Solskjaer had no hesitation in claiming United should have been given the penalty and could not understand why Atwell made his decision.
The United boss believes the decision took away two points from his side, as they failed to press on and find a winner at Stamford Bridge.
The Reds are now 12 points behind Manchester City in the league after a second goalless draw in three days.
Solskjaer also pointed to ‘outside influencers’ dictating refereeing decisions, relating to a controversial post about Harry Maguire on Chelsea’s official website.
His argument is likely to be related to a Chelsea FC preview of the game which wrote: ‘The Man United skipper’s actions will also be under scrutiny again on Sunday after his penalty area tangle with Jamal Lascelles last weekend. In recent Chelsea meetings the Red Devils’ centre-back has survived VAR reviews of a potential penalty foul on Cesar Azpilicueta and violent challenge on Michy Batshuayi that may well have affected the outcome.
Listen to Solskjaer’s post-match thoughts below. Footage courtesy of Sky Sports.
🗣 "It's all these outside influences, it's cheeky when they put that on their website, that's influencing the referees. You can read it." 😡
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vents his frustrations about the penalty that wasn't given pic.twitter.com/7YK22ja6Oo
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