United on Liverpool points after winning over Dean Smith’s Aston VillaVillas, disappointed with Paul Pogba’s penalty
Manchester United for beating Aston Villa and drawing level with Liverpool (33 points) was praised by Ole Gunnar Solskjær, but stressed that his team must improve to retain their title challenge. After Fernandes’ penalty against Aston Villa, Manchester United go top of the table Continue reading The coach acknowledged that the closing stages of the 2-1 win at Old Trafford were tense because of the poor performance of his players. Solskjær said, “I didn’t enjoy the last 10 minutes so much because I feel we should have finished the game better,” “It seemed like the cup final or the last game of the season. We have to learn to finish games better,” Solskjær said. After 16 matches, United are second behind the champions on goal difference and have the opportunity to take over the lead of the league when they travel to Liverpool on Jan. 17. Solskjær said, “I think the league and the season will be very tight anyway. “There will be odd results. We need to keep developing and we are constant as the restart of the project has begun. The first game is as critical as the season’s last game, and they all count the same. “After the first-half header of Anthony Martial opened the scoring, Bertrand Traoré replied with a penalty from Bruno Fernandes in the 58th minute. The winning goal was Bruno Fernandes’ 15th goal of the season. David de Gea saved from Matty Cash in stoppage time and Eric Bailly stopped the shot of Keinan Davis. “The game was won by a brilliant block and a perfect save,” said the United manager. Fernandes’ p p.
I figured the throw-in was too close to Douglas. It looks like he [Pogba] tripped over himself, having seen it again, and Michael should have been sent off camera for me. That’s what the VAR is for, and that’s where you should go when there’s so much doubt.
I’m a little uncertain about it – it seems quite questionable to me.