Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoffed at Jurgen Klopp’s declare Manchester United’s purpose within the 1-1 draw with Liverpool mustn’t have stood because of a foul, the Norwegian reminding his counterpart they don’t seem to be enjoying basketball.
United controversially took the lead late within the first half at Outdated Trafford when Marcus Rashford transformed from Daniel James’ cross.
However Liverpool have been angered by the failure to award them a free-kick within the build-up after Victor Lindelof appeared to catch Divock Origi.
After a VAR overview, it was determined referee Martin Atkinson didn’t have to seek the advice of a replay, permitting the purpose to face regardless of Liverpool’s protests.
Klopp mentioned he was “100 per cent sure VAR would overrule it”, satisfied Lindelof had fouled Origi, however Solskjaer wouldn’t entertain such opinions.
“No chance,” Solskjaer mentioned when requested if he felt it was a foul.
“We’re not playing basketball. He touched him, but it’s not a clear and obvious error. I don’t think it’s a foul.”
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Whereas the competition might not have been a traditional that contained outstanding particular person shows, Solskjaer was impressed with the pair who mixed for United’s purpose.
James’ tempo troubled Liverpool’s defence, whereas Rashford’s direct operating and off-the-ball motion stored the visiting backline guessing.
“[His] best game for ages, maybe in the 10 months with me,” Solskjaer mentioned of Rashford.
“His runs off the shoulder, he chases, defends effectively, holds the ball. There was a pleasant little race with [Virgil] Van Dijk within the nook, the place you may see the boy is rising and getting stronger.
“[James] has a great attitude, no fear. He’s brave, he gets kicked and gets up again. He’s a nightmare to play against when he gets space. The boy has been a delight to work with, and him and Marcus played well.”