Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Solskjaer hits back at Frank Lampard over Bruno Fernandes comment

 

have been awarded 13 penalties this season, equalling a Premier League record.

has hit back at – and insisted his  stars aren’t divers.

boss Lampard stoked the fires ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final with United by pointing the finger at £59.7million midfielder Bruno Fernandes, calling him “clever” after earning a penalty at Aston Villa recently.

But furious Solskjaer rubbished the notion his lightening-quick attackers cheat.

“100 percent I will defend my players, none of them try to con the ref at all” insisted the United boss.

“If you have quick feet like Dan James, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, or Mason Greenwood and you get tackles in or around the box, some ankles could’ve been broken for our players.”

“I just want them to be protected.”

“There should have been a red card for Oriol Romeu when he almost crippled Mason Greenwood in the Southampton game, maybe that would have helped us.

“And the same when Mark Noble should’ve been sent off the half yard in front of me at West Ham when he battered Aaron Wan Bissaka and we lost there.”

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