Man United star 'attacks' Liverpool boss Klopp after VAR rescinded penalty decision during West Brom 1-1 draw

Man United star 'attacks' Liverpool boss Klopp after VAR rescinded penalty decision during West Brom 1-1 draw

- Man United and West Brom shared the spoils after the regulation period at The Hawthorns

- Harry Maguire won a penalty for the Red Devils but VAR overturned the decision later

- The defender has now launched an attack on Jurgen Klopp for inciting the referees against United

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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has stylishly attacked Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for inciting the referees against them.

The England international made the comments after the Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

United had been given a spot-kick in the second half after the defender was brought down in the danger zone but VAR eventually chopped it off.

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And the former Leicester City man and could only attribute the referee's actions to the comments made by the Reds boss in January. Maguire told MUTV and was reported by Daily Mail.

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Manchester United captain 'attacks' Liverpool boss Klopp after VAR rescinded penalty decision during West Brom 1-1 draw

Harry Maguire lamenting after VAR rescinded the referee's penalty decision for Man United. Photo by Nick Potts - Pool
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"Ever since people from other teams have spoken about us we've had nothing, absolutely nothing."

It would be recalled that Klopp was left frustrated after his side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Southampton - a game he suggested Sadio Mane should have been given a penalty. The German-born tactician lamented:

"I hear now that Man United had more penalties in two years than I had in five-and-a-half years. I've no idea if that's my fault, or how that can happen."

It was left to be seen if Klopp's comments last month had an impact on the decision at The Hawthorns on Valentine's Day. The decision was however costly for United who dropped two points again.

Mbaye Diagne opened the scoring for the hosts just after two minutes but Bruno Fernandes restored parity for the visitors just one minute before the half time.

The centre-back hit the deck under pressure from Ajayi, and referee Craig Pawson pointed to the spot. VAR then called the referee over to the monitor and the decision left Maguire baffled, saying:

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"I was so certain it was a penalty. I don't understand why he's been sent to the monitor to check it. I'm goal-side of the defender and I feel a touch on my shoulder, he's pulling me back and there's a clip on my heels.
"It's minimal but it's a penalty. When he points to the spot you think there's no chance he overturns it. There are decisions going against us, but we need to do more to win the game.
"We can't be reliant on VAR decisions. We huffed and puffed and have to improve."

United are now seven points behind city rivals Manchester City on the log after 24 rounds of games this term.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United's chances of winning the Premier League suffer another huge setback following their 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion on Valentine's day.

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The Red Devils came into the match on a not-so-impressive form, having been forced to draw in their previous game against Everton in their last Premier League outing.

During the clash, the Red Devils surrendered a 2-0 advantage to draw 3-3 at home in what was a blow in their bid to keep City in sight as the title race hots up.

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