Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he had no arguments over West Brom’s goal against Manchester United but has called on Premier League referees to show more consistency.
United captain Harry Maguire was furious as Mbaye Diagne out-muscled Victor Lindelof for West Brom’s early opener at The Hawthorns.
Bruno Fernandes scored an excellent equaliser before half time but United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw and have lost further ground to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
‘I know Vic will be disappointed in there and I’m sure he’s probably getting criticism, he knows he can do better, but it’s a foul, we shouldn’t be speaking about this,’ Maguire told MUTV about Diagne’s goal.
‘It’s a big striker who’s bigger than Vic and he’s wrestling him, he’s got his arms all on him. I had one disallowed at Burnley two or three weeks ago and the difference is massive. You can’t tell me I did more than a striker’s done there, so the inconsistency is something that we need to look at.
‘It’s a bit frustrating. It’s a foul and I’m not making up excuses because it’s disappointing and Vic’s disappointed at half time but he’s reacted really well in the game to make up for what he’ll feel is a mistake.’
Solskjaer, however, disagrees with Maguire’s assessment.
‘As a striker you’d like to get them, of course,’ Solskjaer told BBC Sport when asked about West Brom’s goal.
‘I think the boy does well to climb over Victor.
‘But then again a month or two ago our Harry was told his goal against Burnley [at Turf Moor] was a foul.
‘So where’s the consistency? I’m just asking for clarity and the same decisions every week.
‘I think all the managers are, we just see flip-flop around many decisions, big decisions.’
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