Solskjaer reignites war of words as he blames Klopp for Man United's lack of penalties
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Solskjaer reignites war of words as he blames Klopp for Man United's lack of penalties

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have reignited his feud with Jurgen Klopp after suggesting Liverpool boss is to blame for his side receiving fewer penalties.

Solskjaer felt United were wrongly denied three penalties in their last two meetings with West Ham United in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup. The Norwegian was left fuming when Cristiano Ronaldo saw two appeals for a penalty turned down in their 2-1 victory over the Hammers. 

And Solskjaer believes Klopp's complaints back in January about the number of penalties United were receiving explains it.

Back in January, Klopp erroneously claimed United had been awarded more penalties in Solskjaer's two-and-a-half years in charge than his first five years at Anfield.

"We just have to hope that we get what we deserve. We should have had three pens in the last two games," Solskjaer said on Friday.

"I don't know, but there was a certain manager last year who was starting to worry about us getting penalties and after that, it seems like the decisions are more difficult to give. I've seen a big, big difference since then on.

"But we just have to leave it up to the refs and hope that they will make the right calls very soon."

The Red Devils will host Aston Villa at Old Trafford today in their sixth round of the English Premier League. 

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