Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he hopes referees will remain impartial when it comes to making game-changing decisions, despite several rival managers previously hinting the Red Devils are awarded too many penalties.
After watching his side play out a drab 0-0 draw against fierce rivals Chelsea, Solskjaer will feel disappointed not to have been awarded a first-half penalty.
Despite attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi clearly handling the ball inside of his own area, a VAR check failed to award United with a deserved spot-kick.
Speaking after the disappointing match, Solskjaer was asked to elaborate on his post-match comments suggesting other managers are trying to influence referees’ decision-making.
“That’s just the nature of us as managers isn’t it?” Solskjaer said. “Anything that goes against you, you’d probably want to highlight.
“If something goes for other teams you’d like to try to stop that, probably.
“But I trust the referees not to be influenced by it.”