Manchester United manager, Ole Solskjaer has debunked claims by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard that VAR keeps favoring the Red Devils.
Prior to the FA cup clash, Chelsea manager has over the recent past stressed on the claims of VAR been on the side of Manchester United.
Seven goals awarded against the Red Devils have been seen ruled out by the VAR and Frank Lampard has called this out as a worrying issue as he side prepares to face Ole’s men today.
Ole Solskjaer has in-turn talked down this claim as he addressed the press and as well did name three VAR decisions which could have caused them.
“I can sit here for hours now and try to talk about this.” Solskjaer said. “It looks like there’s a narrative, it looks like people want to influence whoever’s making the decisions. I hear people talking about luck, that we’ve been lucky more than unlucky.Embed from Getty Images
“If you look at the factual decisions, I don’t want to sound like a certain manager talking about facts, but if you’re offside, you’re offside. That’s clear. Talking about lucky, the penalty we got against Tottenham in the last minute that was taken away from us, that might be two points for us.
“Talking about the red card Romeu should have had against us when he almost got Mason Greenwood crippled, that should’ve been a red card, maybe that would’ve helped us.
“Talking about Mark Noble when he should have been sent off against us when we lost at West Ham, talking about the actual decision that is made that is against Man Utd but is overturned and corrected.Embed from Getty Images
“So it’s actually me that should be complaining that we get decisions against us on the pitch by the on-pitch referee.”
Mike Dean and Michael Oliver will be the referee and VAR controller on Sunday and Ole Solskjaer has disclosed that he gives little concern to that considering that he is only focused on triumphing against the Blues.
“There’s a narrative there but we have to focus on our games. We let other people talk about that, I don’t want to go too much into it because I might be in trouble,” Solskjaer said.
“I hope I’m not now! I’m pretty relaxed on these and refs are going to be making objective decisions and are not going to be influenced by any emotion in any way, so I don’t think they’ll read [what Lampard said].”
- Source: Goal
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