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Solskjaer drops referee bombshell after seeing Man Utd getting beaten by Sheffield United

Solskjaer drops referee bombshell after seeing Man Utd getting beaten by Sheffield United

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  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that the referee’s report admitted to two key errors in Man Utd’s defeat to Sheffield United
  • The Red Devils were dealt a hammer blow in the title race after they were beaten 2-1 at Old Trafford by Chris Wilder’s side
  • United were unhappy during the game as Billy Sharp appeared to have pushed David De Gea in the build-up to Sheffield’s opener

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed post-match report admitted to two crucial errors which contributed to his side’s defeat to Sheffield United last week.

The Old Trafford outfit were dealt a massive blow in the title race after they were beaten 2-1 at home by bottom of the table Blades. But the match wasn’t without its controversies as two crucial decisions appeared to have titled the balance of the game in favor of the away side.

The first of those decisions were taken by the on-ground referee in the build-up to Sheffield United’s 23rd minute opener. The Blades’ striker Billy Sharp’s push on David De Gea, which led to the Kean Bryan goal, was adjudged by the referee as not a foul, a decision which angered Solskjaer.

United found themselves at the opposite end of another contentious decision when, later in the 2nd half, Aaron Ramsdale was spared his blushes after the referee ruled out the resulting Anthony Martial goal for a Harry Maguire nudge on the Blades’ shot-stopper.

Solskjaer: Referee’s report admits two big errors in Sheffield defeat

‘I don’t like to bring these up, the momentum shifted for us with the Sheffield United game, but I’ve got the delegates’ report from the ref and the two decisions were wrong,’ Solskjaer told ManUtd.com.

‘They’ve admitted their goal should have been disallowed and our goal should have stood. That’s a big, big momentum changer for us. ‘You’re more likely to, when you go 1-0 up rather than 1-0 down, go on and win that game. So that’s fine margins and it has been the way this season, fine margins. ‘


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