Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Manchester United, believes that Cristiano Ronaldo should have benefited from a penalty which would have allowed his team to make a break during the defeat at the Young Boys of Bern (2-1) on Tuesday in Champions League.
Manchester United scuttled for the debut of its Champions League campaign on Tuesday, losing to the Young Boys of Bern (2-1). The Red Devils led thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo before losing ground following the expulsion of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. They were finally beaten at the last second on a blunder from Jesse Lingard, handing the winning goal to Jordan Siebtacheu.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pointed out the lack of discipline and concentration of his team. He also regretted a decision of the French referee, François Letexier. In the 53rd minute, the latter refrained from awarding a penalty to Ronaldo despite a limit charge from the opposing defender, Mohamed Camara.
“This is sometimes what happens with young referees”
“He pushes him with his arm and he (Ronaldo, editor’s note) is face to face with the goalkeeper, regrets the Norwegian technician. But he probably didn’t whistle because he should have kicked him out and that’s sometimes what is happening with young referees. “
Placed in group F (with Atalanta Bergamo and Villarreal), the Red Devils started badly. They still have five games to climb into the first two places and erase the failure of last year, with their elimination from the pools with three defeats, including one fatal in Turkey against Istanbul Basaksehir (plus two others against PSG and Leipzig).
“Discipline is an integral part of football in general, not just in the Champions League, he concluded. Lack of concentration, you make a mistake and it’s over. We already experienced it last year. by conceding two botched counterattacks against Basaksehir and we did it again today by losing this game in the dying seconds. We know we made it harder for ourselves. “