Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at the Aston Villa players for surrounding Bruno Fernandes before his disappointing penalty in Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
The Reds had a chance to score a stoppage-time equaliser against Villa after being awarded a spot-kick for handball, but Fernandes sent his effort way over the bar.
Solskjaer was less than impressed by how the Villa players behaved by gathering around Fernandes before he stood up to take his penalty.
The United manager said (as per the Metro): “I wasn’t going to mention it but it’s not right that they do that. I guess that should be a yellow card for someone but they have achieved what they wanted.
“The way they get around the penalty spot, get around Bruno… that’s not to my liking.”
The 1-0 defeat hurts and so does how we played, but Villa got the resulted they wanted and won’t be too bothered about the way they want about achieving that.
It’s bad sportsmanship but Solskjaer experienced a lot of that as a footballer.
The result didn’t go our way and I’d rather hear why that happened rather than bickering about some Villa players acting like children. Especially when they’ll never learn.