OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER blamed ‘two mistakes by the referee’ for Manchester United’s defeat against Sheffield United.
The Blades handed Solskjaer’s side a major blow in their pursuit for the Premier League title.
Kean Bryan headed Sheffield United into the lead Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd
Anthony Martial was denied a goal Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd
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A winner from Oliver Burke 15 minutes from time saw Chris Wilder’s men leave Old Trafford with all three points.
But Solskjaer was still fuming with Kean Bryan’s opener on 23 minutes, believing keeper David de Gea was impeded.
At the other end, Anthony Martial was denied a goal after Harry Maguire – who went on to equalise – was deemed to have fouled stopper Aaron Ramsdale.
Addressing the defeat, Solskjaer told BT Sport: “We had all the possession but when you concede two bad goals it’s always going to be difficult.
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“We didn’t create big enough chances to score enough goals.
“That magic was missing, that little bit extra. They defended well, fair play to them but we didn’t have the right ideas or solutions.
“The first goal is a foul, Billy Sharp runs into David de Gea. At the other end, no foul for the disallowed goal for us but it’s that kind of season.
“Two mistakes by the referee.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on in defeat Credit: Anthony Devlin (ADP) 2021
Burke’s winner followed after some calamitous defending, with United failing to clear their lines.
Old Trafford legend Rio Ferdinand fumed at his former club – and manager Solskjaer was just as critical.
He said: “It wasn’t to be, the second goal we conceded is so poor, so sloppy. Easy.
“We stopped getting out to the ball, three or four bad decisions which is out of character.There will be no big inquest.
“There have been so many odd results this season but with the world as it is we have been the most consistent team, it hit us today.”
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