'They've admitted it' - Solskjaer makes bold claim about Sheffield United win over Manchester United

'They've admitted it' - Solskjaer makes bold claim about Sheffield United win over Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still unhappy with his side’s loss to Sheffield United.

The Blades secured only their second Premier League win of the season with a shock 2-1 victory at Old Trafford last Wednesday.

It ended a 13-game unbeaten run in the league for Man United and saw them lose ground to Manchester City in the title race.

Solskjaer had issues with two decisions after the match which he felt the officials got wrong.

The Red Devils boss says that Billy Sharp fouled David de Gea just before Kean Bryan headed the Blades in front from a corner.

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Solskjaer also thinks Anthony Martial’s goal should have stood. The Frenchman put the ball into the back of the net, but it was disallowed because Harry Maguire was adjudged to have fouled Aaron Ramsdale in the build-up.

VAR agreed with referee Peter Bankes on both occasions.

Solskjaer’s side have played since that defeat, drawing 0-0 with Arsenal on Saturday.

Yet the Norwegian is still focusing on that home loss. Even while speaking to the press ahead of the fixture with Southampton on Tuesday.

“I’ve got the delegate’s report on the ref and the two decisions were wrong,” Solskjaer was quoted by The Guardian.

“They’ve admitted their (first) goal should have been disallowed and our goal should have stood. That’s a 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.”

Solskjaer gripes a compliment to Sheffield United

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Rather than getting annoyed by Solskjaer’s seeming inability to move on from the match, the Blades should view this as a compliment.

They should take confidence from the fact that the 47-year-old is looking for reasons why his team should have won. Rather than thinking they played better.

Perhaps Chris Wilder and his players did get a little lucky. But they’ve certainly endured their fair share of bad luck this season.

Regardless of that, they still performed admirably against the Red Devils. This carried into the weekend’s 1-0 loss to Man City – despite the result.

With fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion at home up next, the Blades should take heart from the fact Solskjaer is still talking about them.

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