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Ahead of Sunday’s clash between Chelsea and Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, there have been a lot being said between Blues boss Frank Lampard and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Lampard had claimed that Solskjaer’s side tend to get VAR decisions in their favour, but Solskjaer has now given his reply as he insists that decisions go against his side more often than not.
“I can sit here for hours now and try to talk about this.” Solskjaer said ahead of the game. “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.
“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 Tottenham in the last minute that was taken away from us, that might be two points for us.
“Talking about the red card Romeu should have had against us when he almost got Mason Greenwood crippled, that should’ve been a red card, maybe that would’ve helped us.
“Talking about Mark Noble when he should have been sent off against us when we lost at West Ham, talking about the actual decision that is made that is against Man Utd but is overturned and corrected.
“So it’s actually me that should be complaining that we get decisions against us on the pitch by the on-pitch referee.”