Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer not happy with mind games from Emiliano Martinez after Villa win

Man Utd vs Aston Villa

Man Utd vs Aston Villa

Man Utd vs Aston Villa!; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complained about the behaviour of Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez as Bruno Fernandes missed an injury-time penalty amidst chaotic scenes at Old Trafford.

Fernandes was forced to wait for two minutes following Kourtney Hause’s handball as Villa players surrounded the spot and Martinez wound up the taker by pointing at Cristiano Ronaldo and indicating he should be given the penalty instead.

After the fuss, Fernandes blasted his kick high into the Stretford End – only his second miss in 23 attempts for United – to allow Villa to celebrate a 1-0 win.

‘I didn’t enjoy, I didn’t like, the way they crowded the referee and the penalty spot and tried to affect him,’ said Solskjaer. ‘It clearly worked for them but that’s not great to see.

‘But they achieved what they needed to and got what they wanted to.’

The late drama puts Solskjaer in a difficult position about who will take United’s next penalty. Ronaldo accepted the decision for Fernandes to take the kick but is unlikely to be as accommodating next time.

Watch the highlights of the match below;

Highlights Man Utd vs Aston Villa


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