Southampton scored a controversial goal in the 1-1 draw at the St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, as United bounced back from a goal down to earn a point.
Bruno Fernandes was fouled in the build-up to Southampton’s goal by Saints centre-back Jack Stephens, and the Portuguese was livid that the referee didn’t blow for a foul.
In his column for The Telegraph, former Premier League referee Keith Hackett admitted that Craig Pawson was wrong in his judgment.
He wrote; “Solskjaer had justification for feeling aggrieved (by the goal).
“There was a clear foul on Bruno Fernandes in the build-up to the Southampton goal. Referee Craig Pawson should have awarded a free-kick.
“It was an outrageous call, but had nothing to do with lighter-touch officiating.”