Manchester United have backtracked on comments made by Luke Shaw who mentioned referee Stuart Attwell claimed they need to’ve been awarded a penalty in opposition to Chelsea.
Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to deal with the ball within the space with VAR informing the match official that he ought to seek the advice of the pitch aspect monitor.
Attwell seen the footage however opted in opposition to pointing to the spot.
Shaw’s frustration was evident after the competition, which ended goalless, and he claimed Harry Maguire was informed that’s was a penalty.
“On the time I noticed a handball,” mentioned Shaw. “I did not know whether or not it was Mason or Callum.
“I simply carried on. I did not even know there was a possible verify. I do not know why they stopped [the game] if it wasn’t going to be a pen.
“The ref even mentioned to H [Maguire] that ‘if I say it’s a pen then it’s going to trigger a whole lot of speak afterwards’. H bought informed it was a penalty.
“It is complicated with this VAR, as a result of if it isn’t going to be a pen they could as nicely not cease the sport. However I am not going to moan about it, as a result of I do not suppose both group did sufficient to win.”
These ideas have been echoed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who spoke to Sky Sports activities after his participant.
Initially the United boss mentioned when quizzed on whether or not he thought it was a penalty: “Yep, 100 per cent. They’re shouting it is handball for our participant, however once you take a look at it on the video, it is taken two factors away from us.”
He additionally added that he: “cannot say (about Attwell’s feedback) as a result of that isn’t going to be good for him.”
United have since mentioned that Shaw misheard what was mentioned in the course of the alternate between Attwell and Maguire.