Mon. May 16th, 2022

Jurgen Klopp complained about Manchester United’s penalty record after Liverpool were beaten 1-0 at Southampton in January; feeling aggrieved they did not get a penalty for a challenge on Sadio Mane, Klopp said: “United had more penalties in two years than me in five-and-a-half years…”

By Zinny Boswell

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has appeared to suggest referees are not giving Manchester United penalties this season because of a complaint made by Jurgen Klopp last season.

United manager Solskjaer has felt hard done by not to see his team given three penalties in their two encounters with West Ham over the past week, with referee Martin Atkinson dismissing two incidents involving Cristiano Ronaldo in last week’s Premier League win.

Last season, United were awarded 11 penalties – with only Leicester (12) given more – which got under the skin of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after his side were beaten 1-0 at Southampton in January.

Feeling aggrieved they did not get a penalty for a challenge on Sadio Mane, Klopp said: “United had more penalties in two years than me in five-and-a-half years… but no excuses for tonight.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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