Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Slams Referee After Leeds Game
Manchester United beat lead 6-2 in their Premier League Clash at Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed referee Anthony Taylor for booking Daniel James in his side’s 6-2 win over leads on Sunday, the Wales International received a caution after being a judge to have dived, but his manager has disagreed with that decision United had a near-perfect afternoon against Leeds.
Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandez both baged braces for the Red Devils, with Victor Lindelof and James also on target James however received a yellow card after referee Taylor thought he dived inside the area. It was a decision Gary Neville disagreed with on commentary for Sky Sports and Solskjaer has now had his say on the incident.
“I think you saw what he did for us today, he said starting off on the front foot, he’s so quick and sharpened. For me I don’t know if it’s inside or outside the area it’s either a penalty or a free kick for Dan when he gets his cooper’s arm and yet he gets a yellow card for diving that’s shocking refereeing.”
James himself didn’t seem too bothered after the game. However with the Wales forward expressing his satisfaction with his team’s performance. “It’s always nice to score the first goal, but from then we’ve got to go on and keep doing what we’ve been doing in training whole week the forward said. We got that comfortable lead at halftime, we conceded but still have that comfortable lead, that second half was about doing exactly the same. We knew it was going to be a tough game and we did very well today. I think we all know it was going to be about 1 vs 1 all over the pitch, Ii was just about winning them. And I think we definitely did that today”
United Legend Roy Keane who was a pundit for Sky Sports for the afternoon was happy for James after the game. “He’s had a tough time, that’s half time since he’s come to United he said. I think he started off his career at United very very well. He’s had a tough few months, Ole probably thought this will be his type of game, it’s going to be open, I can always tell by a players face when a ball goes in. Again his running forward, he’s nice and brave going to man united was a big move for him. Look at his face after scoring and it meant a lot to the kid, I’m delighted for the kid. Playing for Man United is not as easy as everyone thinks, there is lots of pressure, it was a big relief for him. James could feature when United lock horns with Everton in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday 8:00 p.m. The Red Devils haven’t won the trophy since the Jose Mourinho era where they beat Southampton in the final in 2017, but should they beat the toffees? They’ll be just three matches away from ending their way for silverware.