Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at claims VAR favours Manchester United

Crystal Palace saw a penalty appeal waved away and a goal ruled out in their 2-0 defeat to United on Thursday.

United have now seen seven goals against them overturned this season.

But Solskjaer dismisses any suggestion his side is gaining an advantage – pointing to numerous key decisions have gone against them.

“How long have we got?” he said ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi final against Chelsea. “I can sit here for hours now and try to talk about this.

“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. 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 that (Oriol) Romeu should have had against us when he got Mason Greenwood almost crippled, that should’ve been a red card. Maybe that would’ve helped us (against Southampton).

“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 United, but is overturned and corrected. So it’s actually me that should be complaining that we get decisions against us on the pitch by the on field referee. “So there’s a narrative there, but we just have to focus on our games.”

Mike Dean will referee on Sunday, with Michael Oliver the VAR.

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