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Solskjaer alludes to Klopp's last season comment as the reason behind Man U's penalty drought

It is a fact that Man United is yet to have any penalty this season but it is also true they have had not a few penalty appeals. In fact Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that between West Ham United's loss in London to Manchester United and their successful elimination of Man United from the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, Manchester United was denied three clear-cut penalties.

Asked why Man United are finding it hard to get penalty decisions go in their favour this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said ""There was a certain manager last year who was starting to worry about us getting penalties and after that it seems like the decisions are more difficult to give.

"Surely I’ve seen a big, big difference since then on. We just have to leave it up to the refs and hopefully they’ll make the right calls very soon." 

Specifically, Klopp was aggrieved his side weren't awarded a spot-kick in their league defeat to Southampton in January and said at the time: "I hear now that Manchester United had more penalties in two years than I had in five-and-a-half years.

"I've no idea if that's my fault, or how that can happen. But it's no excuse for the performance. We cannot change it, we have to respect the decisions." Of course that comment rubbed Solskjaer the wrong way.

Since that comment by Klopp, United have been awarded seven penalties in all competitions while Liverpool have had three, however, Manchester United is yet to be awarded a penalty this season while Liverpool have had two, one in the league and one in the Champions League. 

However, Manchester United has had 49 penalties since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Manchester United. Meanwhile, in that time, Liverpool has had only 22 penalties.

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