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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man Utd boss shadowy with Aston Villa winner

Man Utd 0-1 Aston Villa: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer frustrated by 'clear offside'Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Aston Villa's winning goal should not have stood after Manchester United slumped to a second straight home defeat.Kortney Hause had put Villa ahead with an 88th-minute header before United's Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty after Hause had handled.Solskjaer claims…

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Man Utd 0-1 Aston Villa: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer frustrated by 'clear offside'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Aston Villa's successful objective would no longer maintain stood after Manchester United slumped to a 2d straight residence defeat.

Kortney Hause had put Villa ahead with an 88th-minute header sooner than United's Bruno Fernandes uncared for a stoppage-time penalty after Hause had handled.

Solskjaer claims the objective that earned Villa a most predominant Old Trafford secure for 12 years became as soon as offside.

"You would also expend it when it be a lawful objective in opposition to you," talked about the United boss.

"But that is offside. Watkins touched David [de Gea] as Hause heads the ball."

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Solskjaer talked about there became as soon as no consistency in choices and cited closing week's sport between Brighton and Leicester, when the Foxes had two efforts dominated out with Harvey Barnes in the eyeline of Seagulls goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in both cases.

"How that is a objective and Leicester maintain no longer got their targets," he added. "I lawful can no longer behold the consistency."

Damaged-down England striker Alan Shearer added on Match of the Day: "I contain no longer issue it must be known as offside but there's an argument from what occurred at Leicester closing week. The distinction being the assistant flagged closing week but didn't flag this week. We lawful desire consistency."

United were left frustrated as they failed to ranking for a 2d straight sport - after Wednesday's 1-0 defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup - sooner than Villarreal's Champions League dart to on Wednesday, a repeat of the 2021 Europa League closing which United misplaced on penalties.

"While you happen to lose games it be a subject," Solskjaer talked about.

"I know they'll fight for each and every varied and fight for the shirt and we are in a position to be ready for that one."

Fernandes or Ronaldo - who will expend United's next penalty?

On a bitterly frustrating day for United, they wasted of venture to salvage a level when Fernandes blazed his 93rd-minute space-kick excessive over the bar in entrance of the Stretford Cease.

Since making his Crimson Devils debut on 1 February 2020, Fernandes has taken 23 penalties and scored 21 of them at club level.

Within the identical length, Ronaldo has scored 18 penalties from 22.

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes misses a penalty against Aston Villa at Old Trafford
Bruno Fernandes uncared for from the penalty space for simplest the 2d time in his 23 makes an attempt for Manchester United in all competitions

Ronaldo, who failed to ranking for the first time since rejoining United, stood in the assist of his fellow Portuguese when Fernandes picked up the ball and placed it on the gap.

"Bruno has been glorious and Cristiano would be the one who has scored maybe the most penalties in world football," added Solskjaer.

"We now maintain got noteworthy takers and it be a uncared for replacement for us to procure a level."

Solskjaer became as soon as shadowy about Villa's gamers surrounding Fernandes sooner than he took the penalty.

"Steadily it lawful would no longer dart your manner. Bruno is such a lawful penalty taker and this day which you would possibly maybe well maintain backed him with your mortgage I would bet.

"What I didn't admire became as soon as the manner they crowded the referee, the penalty space and Bruno and tried to maintain an sign on him.

"It clearly worked but that is no longer noteworthy to glimpse."

'Solskjaer has got to secure a trophy'

Now not simplest attain United must reach assist to successful methods, they must modern they're serious contenders for a trophy this season following an expensive summer season in the transfer market.

Having suffered an early exit from the Carabao Cup, they must procure their Champions League advertising and marketing campaign assist no longer off track in opposition to Villarreal after dropping their opening community sport in opposition to Younger Boys.

United maintain misplaced three of their past four fits in all competitions and one other defeat in opposition to Villarreal will create greater the stress on United - with out a trophy since 2017 - and Solskjaer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Bruno Fernandes react after Manchester United's defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League
Manchester United maintain conceded in their past eight Premier League games at Old Trafford

Damaged-down Manchester United defender Gary Neville steered the BBC this week that Solskjaer "has to raise" this season.

He talked about: "There's absolute self belief that Ronaldo's a create or damage signing for Ole because with Ronaldo in the squad, he has to secure.

"You would also't maintain any excuses. You bring in one in every of the finest gamers of all time to your club, you've the Jadon Sancho signing, the Raphael Varane signing at centre assist, you've to raise."

Solskjaer will be hoping for lawful news on the injure entrance as he prepares for Villarreal's dart to, after defenders Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire both limped out of the Villa sport and can fair maintain scans to assess their injuries.

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