– Rashford scored the opening goal against Liverpool at Old Trafford
– The goal was widely protested by Liverpool players and Jurgen Klopp
– Solskjaer has however insisted the goal was rightfully given and should have stood
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed Liverpool players for protesting Marcus Rashford’s opener during the Sunday, October 20, derby played at Old Trafford.
Rashford broke the deadlock in the 36th minute of play, tapping home a clinical finish after connecting with a cross from Daniel James from the right flank.
Liverpool players and Jurgen Klopp were however adamant the goal should not have stood, arguing Divock Origi had been fouled by Victor Lindelof in the run up to the goal.
But after a VAR check the goal was allowed to stand, much to the fury of Liverpool’s camp.
Speaking after the match, Solskjaer insisted the goal was rightfully given, observing Lindelof only “touched” Origi.
“We’re not playing basketball. He touched him but it’s not a clear and obvious error. I don’t think it’s a foul,” Solskjaer noted.
The Norwegian was making a cheeky reference to Liverpool’s move to play basketball in the run up to the nervy derby.
The Anfield outfit shared photos of Liverpool stars clad in red tracksuits playing the game on Thursday, October 17.
Meanwhile, substitute Adam Lallana went on to cancel out Rashford’s opener to gift the Reds a crucial point away from home.