Ole Gunnar: This is Not Basketball

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Following Liverpool’s complaint about Marcus Rashford’s opener that ended the game in a 1-1 draw, Man United’s boss has given his response.

After receiving Daniel James’ cross, Marcus Rashford fired the ball past Alisson and into the post but was not received well by Klopp and his men.

On their side, the Reds wanted the score disqualified on the grounds that Divock Origi had been fouled by United’s Victor Lindelof which was moments before Rashford had scored.

However, the VAR check was on United’s side and their score was allowed to stand which definitely did not go well with Klopp and his men.
When asked on his take about the foul incident, Solskjaer declared that it wasn’t a foul just an error that occurred and Lindelof had just touched Origi, nothing more.

In fact, the boss went ahead and fired digs at the Reds saying that this was not basketball. This was a clever reference to the Liverpool players’ basketball game posted on twitter earlier this week.

The manager also explained his team’s style of play after Jurgen Klopp had complained about their “defensive approach” to the game. Solskjaer commented that his team needed to play more direct following their poor start.

For him, being more direct was showing more bravery and taking more risks on the pitch as opposed to just engaging in counter attacks only.
According to Ole Gunnar, their direct play is what helped them draw with Liverpool in yesterday’s match. If it had worked for United, the manager’s strategy was well thought out then.

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/20/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-aims-dig-liverpool-players-draw-manchester-united-10953283/

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