Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says latest Premier League rule modifications should not flip soccer into rugby after Southampton’s contentious aim in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
The Norwegian took offence with referee Craig Pawson’s resolution to not punish Jack Stephens’ barge on Bruno Fernandes within the build-up to Southampton’s opening aim in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s.
Solskjaer insisted his gamers ought to have taken issues into their very own fingers earlier than Che Adams’ shot deflected in off Fred however couldn’t get away from what he perceived to be an apparent foul.
Fernandes was booked for his remonstrations, with the incident coming a day after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told people to “watch wrestling” if they liked some of the challenges Burnley put in.
“We must always do higher, if you aren’t getting a foul you need to be sure to block the shot, put your physique on the road and ensure they do not put a shot on track,” Solskjaer stated.
“We must always have reacted higher, in fact. It could be a bit fortunate that it deflects off Fred, however he should not have dangled his leg and he ought to have blocked the shot. So, we want higher reactions after we do not get selections.
“That being stated, it is a foul. He [Stephens] goes straight via Bruno, his hip and arm come throughout him. I am not apprehensive as a result of it looks like soccer has gone from one excessive to the opposite.
“We can’t go from one excessive, like basketball final season into rugby now. I just like the extra lenient interpretation, it is extra like males’s soccer, however that could be a clear foul.”
Mason Greenwood secured United a hard-fought 1-1 draw when cancelling out Southampton’s first-half opener as United took their unbeaten Premier League away run to 27 matches, equalling the top-flight file set by Arsenal’s Invincibles.
However, like the choice to permit Southampton’s opener to face, the style through which United dropped off after Greenwood’s equaliser annoyed Solskjaer.
“We did nicely to get the aim, a very good aim, having constructed strain,” the United boss added. “We had one other good spell for 5 – 6 minutes then misplaced our method just a little bit.
“Perhaps tiredness and sloppiness got here in and we gave their crowd issues to cheer about, they’d some counter-attacks and some harmful moments. The entire group fell away just a little bit and we did not play significantly nicely within the final quarter-hour.