Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at Frank Lampard for “influencing” the officers forward of Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea within the FA Cup semi-finals.
Seconds sooner than Olivier Giroud scored the opener for the Blues, United striker Anthony Martial looked to be introduced down by way of Kurt Zouma, regardless that Mike Dean waved away the Red Devils’ protests.
Chelsea went on to increase their benefit to a three-goal lead in the second one part as they ran out eventual 3-1 winners at Wembley Stadium.
And Solskjaer used to be obviously irked by way of Lampard telling his gamers to be cautious of United midfielder Bruno Fernandes “dangling a leg” within the build-up to the fit.
The Blues boss had additionally puzzled plenty of “strange” VAR calls which he believes have long gone the way in which of Solskjaer’s males in fresh weeks.
Speaking the day after the fit, the Red Devils boss accused Lampard of constructing a “narrative” about his facet which had value them pricey within the semi-final loss.
“What did my [son] Noah say the other day? It was 21 fouls and no bookings the other way,” Solskjaer advised Sky Sports .
“I don’t want to go into it again, but while you’re at it, Anthony’s on the ball and he [Zouma] kicks through his foot. That’s a red card and a sending off. But that’s how small the margins are in football.
“But it appeared that little little bit of influencing the officers labored. I don’t need to get started criticising as it sounds adore it’s bitter grapes but it surely isn’t.”
United return to action on Wednesday evening with as they host West Ham United with a place in the top four on the line.
A draw will be enough for the Red Devils to enter the Champions League spots ahead of a crucial fixture with Leicester City in the final game of the season.
Speaking about his side’s chances of landing a top four finish, Solskjaer told Sky Sports : “We know that we’ve were given two video games, we’ve were given an ideal likelihood to reach one thing that no person believed lets do.
“We’ve come so far as a team, we’re very close now to the end of the season so there’s no point leaving any energy in the dressing room, now it’s going to be left on the pitch.”
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