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'Two mistakes': Solskjaer appears to blame referees as Sheffield United win at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, appeared to blame the officials as his side lost to Sheffield United tonight.

The Man United gaffer cut an unhappy figure following the game.

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Speaking to BT Sport, he lamented his side’s lack of imagination but paid tribute to the performance of the Blades, who dug deep to win the game.

However, Solskjaer couldn’t resist a dig at the officials. He believes that both the Blades’ opener, and the chalked off equaliser for the Red Devils, were both incorrect decisions.

Foul. It was a foul. Billy Sharp just runs into him from behind, so it’s a foul,” Solskjaer said.

In response to Harry Maguire’s challenge on Aaron Ramsdale, Solskjaer was equally abrupt in his answers.

“No foul. But listen, this is the inconsistencies this season.”

Other than that chance and the goal, Manchester United rarely troubled the Blades’ backline. It was expertly marshalled by the experienced Phil Jagielka, who was superb throught.

Solskjaer blames officials for key moments – Sour grapes? Maybe so, although the inconsistency bit is right

It would be easy to sit on our high horse following a win and say Solskjaer has simply got a case of the sour grapes. And to an extent, he might have, as nobody likes losing.

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But he does have a point. Not that either were a foul, but the inconsistencies are what bother every fan and pundit week in, week out.

In our eyes, neither are really a free-kick. But the fact Maguire was punished and Sharp wasn’t, goes to show that, despite VAR, the game still has plenty of issues to iron out.

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