Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Wilfried Zaha’s penalty decision against Manchester United was right | Football News



FREE TO WATCH: Highlights of Manchester United’s win over Crystal Palace

FREE TO WATCH: Highlights of Manchester United’s win over Crystal Palace

Was Wilfried Zaha the victim of Victor Lindelof’s fault? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it was the right decision when Roy Hodgson felt “hard hit by”.


With the 0-0 match, Palace wanted a penalty a minute before half time when Zaha tangled with Lindelof after a great race. Referee Graham Scott dismissed the calls, while Simon Hooper of VAR judged the Swede to have touched the ball, and the hosts were even more frustrated when United opened the scoring in the first minute of time out .

Crystal Palace remained frustrated that VAR had not canceled this penalty appeal against Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace remained frustrated that VAR had not canceled this penalty appeal against Wilfried Zaha

Unite then won the game 2-0 with goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at Selhurst Park which brought them back to level with points, Leicester, fourth.

However, Palace was more than a match for their opponents and they had a goal overturned by VAR which would have reached 1-1 when Jordan Ayew was considered an offside by returning the center of Zaha.

This means that seven goals that were originally awarded to United have been canceled by VAR this season, the most clubs in the Premier League alongside Southampton and Brighton.

The reaction: were the right decisions?

“It looks like Victor is getting the ball and they’re getting their feet tangled, so I think it’s okay what they’re doing there,” said United boss Solskjaer.

Meanwhile, Hodgson took a measured opinion regarding the Zaha decision, saying that everyone will have different opinions, but that he thought his team had been “hit hard”.

The boss of the Palace said: “You will always believe that when decisions go against you like that, they are bad, but I’m sure Ole said that the decision was good. I think and fairly meaningless froing. It was not a penalty because the referee did not give it and the VAR did not overturn it. And we feel hard to do again, but there is no point in feeling hard to do.

“We are unlucky at the moment. The gods of fortune do not smile at us.

“First of all with certain decisions, but they don’t smile at us because we do so well in so many areas and we don’t get rewards for the efforts. My feelings go out to the players as they could not have done. We have won matches against top teams like Manchester United playing much worse than tonight. ”

Ole ravi du combo Rashford-Martial

Although United were not at their best against a tenacious Palace team, their quality in the last third shone again. Rashford and Martial now have 22 goals each in all competitions and the pair have now assisted seven times in this season’s Premier League, the most pairings in a single season for United in the competition.

Solskjaer could not hide his joy over their flourishing strike partnership.

“Marcus is just having fun,” said Solskjaer. “Enjoy your football. He and Anthony are very close to each other and when I can see these boys, with this smiling and positive body language, I am delighted.

“We didn’t really start, especially before half time. But in the moments, we show what we can do and it’s great to watch this tempo when the ball advances, the tracks advance, the movement of the ball, so two fantastic goals. “

Analysis: Martial’s magic year

Adam Bate of Sky Sports:

“If Bruno Fernandes is the king of restarting Manchester United with five goals and four assists, then Anthony Martial could be the man of 2020. Not only is he one of the three players to have outstripped his teammate last month, he is the best scoring player in a Premier League in any competition in 2020 with 12 goals. Ten of them came to the Premier League with Mohamed Salah, the only other double-digit man.

“There has long been speculation about Martial’s best position. The Frenchman has spent much of his United career on the left wing with Rashford sometimes preferred in this central role, but this debate seems to be over. The pair has a perfect dovetail.

“In fact, the combined play that led United to second place against Crystal Palace was the seventh time that either player has helped the other for a Premier League goal this season. As remarkable as it may sound given the club’s success under Sir Alex Ferguson, who is the greatest of any match in a single season for Manchester United.

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