- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was adamant there was a narrative built by rivals against his Manchester United side
- The Old Trafford outfit has had the most decisions go their way this season courtesy of the VAR
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was the latest gaffer to claim United have been rather fortunate in match decisions this term
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaaer hit out at his team’s critics on claims the Video Assisted Referee has greatly helped the Red Devils this season.
The latest man to point out crucial VAR decisions that went in favor of United was Frank Lampard, ahead of their FA Cup semifinal clash against Chelsea on Sunday, July 19.
During a presser ahead of the crunch match, Solskjaer simply said the VAR talks was a “narrative”
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“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,” the gaffer analysed.
Solksjaer must have been hit with the backlash against his team as he went on with a lengthy analysis of the criticism his team has been receiving.
“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 Spurs in the last minute that was taken away from us, that might be two points for us,” he went on.
The Red Devils are currently the fifth on the log - the same point with Leicester City, who face two tricky fixtures to close the season with the likes of Spurs and Solskjaer’s United on the horizon.
United started the 2019-20 season on a very shaky note but have been able to turn their table around in their favour since the return of football last month.
They are yet to lose a game since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes and they are in serious contention for a Champions League spot next season.
Legit.ng earlier reported that four years after losing out in FA Cup semifinal with his former club Watford, Man United on loan striker Odion Ighalo, is desperate to make amends and secure a place in the final of the competition.
According to Ighalo, a place in the final of the FA Cup will make his dreams perfect. But there is a stumbling block for Ighalo and his teammates and that is Chelsea.
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