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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Accuses Chelsea Of 'Trying To Influence' The Referee With Official Website Comment On Harry Maguire

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Accuses Chelsea Of 'Trying To Influence' The Referee With Official Website Comment On Harry Maguire

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a point of calling out Chelsea's official website in his post-match interview this evening.

Solskjaer was not happy with that decision but he seemed even angrier in relation to a comment about Harry Maguire that was made in a preview posted on the Blues' website.

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"It's all these outside influences, it's cheeky when they put that on their website, that's influencing the referees," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

"You can go back and look at the website. You can read it, what they're saying about all the controversy with Harry Maguire and putting pressure on the referees to give penalties against us.

"We've seen there was a manager, was it Frank [Lampard] who started it? There's loads of talk about us getting penalties when there is no doubt whatsoever. Now, we should have had the penalty, that's clear."

There was initial confusion from interviewer Geoff Shreeves at the time as Solskjaer didn't make it abundantly clear what he was referring to.

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However, it appears as though he was talking about a section of an article on Chelseafc.com where they brought up Maguire's incident with Jamaal Lascelles last week.

In addition, the club website also mentioned the United skipper going unpunished for challenges on Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi in recent fixtures between the two sides.

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The article in question read: "The Man United skipper's actions will also be under scrutiny again on Sunday after his penalty area tangle with Jamal [sic] Lascelles last weekend.

"In recent Chelsea meetings the Red Devils' centre-back has survived VAR reviews of a potential penalty foul on Cesar Azpilicueta and violent challenge on Michy Batshuayi that may well have affected the outcome."

Topics: Harry Maguire, Chelsea, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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