Ole Gunnar is in support of the referee’s decision to refuse West Brom a penalty.
United won over West Brom by 1-0, during which Bruno Fernandes fouled on Connor Gallagher, for which the referee decided to award a penalty to West Brom. However, after checking with the VAR again, the referee denied the penalty.
“So he gets the ball first and maybe touches him slightly, but I think it’s the right decision,” said Solskjaer.
He said: “That’s VAR working and then you can discuss if it’s a penalty or not. I don’t know the handball rule, we’ve had it so many times, but it was clear. Probably an unnatural position.
“But we created enough big chances to score more goals, so we should have been more comfortable.”
On Fernandes’ initial miss, Solskjaer added: “It’s easier to take a penalty in front of no crowd and having a speech in front of 15 or 20 people, isn’t it? He’s been doing it all his life, so if you don’t want to take a penalty, you’re in the wrong place.
“It’s not easy when we keep giving away our good goalkeepers. When we keep developing these good players… and Sam [Johnstone] had a fantastic game. I had him before I went back to Norway and to see him develop as he has is great, but he doesn’t have to do it so well against us!”