Bilic blames referee decisions in slim loss to Man United

Bilic blames referee decisions in slim loss to Man United

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic was left mad at the referee’s decision in their Saturday night 1-0 loss to Manchester United.

The Premier League newcomers caused the home side all the problems but couldn’t find that elusive goal and according to Bilic, his side deserved something from the game.

"We played well. We had a few chances to score. We were there. I told the guys I'm disappointed; I think we deserved something.

"We deserved to go in front in the second half. I told them to stay positive and stay and fight and train and we'll win games," The Croatian said after the game.

On the penalty decisions for both sides, the former West Ham manager thought they deserved one after Bruno Fernandes fouled Conor Gallagher but admitted that the home side deserved the penalty that was taken twice by the Portuguese.

"I'm very disappointed with the decision (Fernandes foul on Callagher). I felt like 'small West Brom'. All those crucial decisions went against us. I've watched it a few times and it's a clear penalty. I don't understand why he overturned it."

"It's a handball (on the penalty they conceded). It's a bit unlucky but it's handball. Before that, it was a clear foul on Conor Gallagher. Instead of 1-0 for us, it's 1-0 for them. When you play against Manchester United away it's a huge difference," the tactician added.

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