Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is using a similar tactic Chelsea boss Frank Lampard used to influence referees.
Klopp recently accused officials of awarding more penalties to Manchester United after his Liverpool team lost 1-0 at Southampton.
Lampard did something similar before last season’s FA Cup semifinal between Manchester United and Chelsea.
Solskjaer blames Lampard’s comments for referee Mike Dean’s refusal to award a penalty for Kurt Zouma’s challenge on Anthony Martial before half-time.
“I can’t talk on behalf of other managers, why they say things like this,” said the United boss, when discussing Klopp’s claims.
“Obviously I felt it worked last year in the FA Cup semi because Frank spoke about it. We had a nailed-on penalty that we should have had and didn’t get, so maybe it’s a way of influencing referees.
“I don’t know but I don’t worry about that. When they foul our players it’s a penalty. It’s just when it’s inside the box.”