Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn’t pleased with the officiating of Craig Pawson in his side’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.
Pawson refused to blow for Jack Stephens’ foul on Bruno Fernandes, and Solskjaer was unhappy with the referee’s decision as it played a role in their goal.
Solskjaer said after the match that the game has gone from ‘one extreme to another’ and looks more like rugby this season.
However, former England striker Gary Lineker told Solskjaer that his claims weren’t true.
“No Ole, that’s not true,” Lineker tweeted. “The constant free kicks for minimal contact and endless stoppages was making the game dull, as well as encouraging diving.
“Real fouls and dangerous play are still punished, as they should be, but It’s a much more enjoyable spectacle when it’s a contact sport.”