Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at Chelsea for trying to influence referees

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has accused Chelsea of trying to influence referees’ decisions by posting controversial subjects about penalties on their website.

United played out a goalless draw with the London club at Stamford Bridge this evening, but there was a penalty incident involving Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Chelsea star handled the ball during the early minutes of the game, but centre referee, Stuart Atwell decided against giving a penalty to United, against the VAR’s recommendation.

But Solskjaer believes that the call was the wrong one, as the Norwegian accused Chelsea of pressuring referees.

“Yep. 100%. Not at all [understand why],” he said on Sky Sports. “When they stop it and he walks across. From here you can see it’s handball, they’re shouting handball against our player. It’s taken two points away from us.

“I can’t say, because that’s not gonna be good for him. I didn’t say it, i don’t want to cause controversy. It’s not right is it. It’s all this outside influences, VAR talk before the game on Harry, cheeky when they put that on the website. That’s influencing referees.

“You can read what they’re saying about Harry Maguire and putting pressure on referees to give penalties against us. We’ve seen there was a manager, was it Frank, that started it. Loads of talk about us getting penalties when there’s no doubt, and of course today we should’ve had a penalty.”