Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood sealed Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur. Fred’s equaliser after the break got the ball rolling for the Reds.
The Uruguayan striker also had a goal controversially ruled out in the first half before Son Heung-min eventually got back on his feet to score at the other end, with Tottenham’s first shot on target.
Solskjaer claimed Son “conned” the officials by staying down for so long after minimal contact from United midfielder Scott McTominay.
“If my son stays down like this for three minutes… if he gets that in the face, if he needs 10 mates to help him up he won’t get any food,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Irish Independent.
“And just like before, they are conned. We weren’t conned, the referee was.
“The game is gone, absolutely gone, if that’s a clear and obvious error.
“If it’s a clear and obvious error that he’s been told to look at it. It’s a perfectly good goal.
“That kick-started us though. I know we conceded a goal straight afterwards, but the performance afterwards was so much better.”
Footage courtesy of Sky Sports:
🗣 "If my son stays down like this for 3 minutes and needs 10 mates to help him up, he won't get any food."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found Heung-min Son's reaction to the foul laughable pic.twitter.com/6WpxRuca8N
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 11, 2021
United were much better in the second half.
We were arguably the better side in the first half, too, but Solskjaer’s men really dominated after the interval.
🗣️ "It is embarrassing. This is not football anymore."
🗣️ "If that is a foul we may as well all go home now"
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 11, 2021