Manchester United’s great run of form inexplicably came to an end against bottom of the pile Sheffield United in somewhat controversial circumstances.
The Blades doubled their win tally on Wednesday thanks to a 2-1 win. The nature of the refereeing left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fuming.
On the first goal where David De Gea was impeded by the scorer, Solskjaer told reporters: “It’s a foul. Billy Sharp just runs into him (De Gea) so he can’t get up, so it’s a foul.”
At the other end, Harry Maguire was adjudged to have interfered with the Sheffield goalkeeper as Anthony Martial tapped home a then disallowed goal
“No foul… but it’s this kind of season, inconsistencies, so it’s going to be unpredictable. But it’s two mistakes by the referee.”
The result leaves United in second behind neighbours Manchester City. The blue half of that city could be cheering even louder as a win in their game in hand would see them four clear at the top.
Elsewhere, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea were held goalless by Wolves. The Blues are eighth, one ahead of Arsenal – who play Manchester United this weekend.
Sheffield United are three points off 19th place West Bromwich Albion.
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