Fulham vs Man Utd: Fred can’t get a penalty because of Klopp
Manchester United did not get a penalty when Fred was fouled by a Fulham player in the box. A handful of fans blame Juergen Klopp for that. What’s up?
Man Utd travel to Fulham’s home base at Craven Cottage on Thursday (1/21/2021) in the Premier League this season. Ademola Lookman’s quick goal in the fifth minute put the hosts ahead 1-0.
The visitors almost got a golden point through a white spot in the 10th minute. Fred fouled Ruben Loftus-Cheek from behind in the box.
Atkinson’s decision was questioned by the Manchester United squad. The fairer remained adamant with his decision and the match resumed without a penalty for the visiting team.
Man Utd equalised in the 21st minute through Edinson Cavani’s goal. The Red Devils were able to turn the game around in the second half through Paul Pogba’s goal, as well as closing out the match with a 2-1 win.
After the game, some Man Utd fans expressed their disappointment at the referee not awarding his team a penalty for Fred’s foul. Not a few even pointed out the referee was affected by Juergen Klopp’s talk about marcus rashford’s penalty count.
As is known, Klopp pointed out Man Utd were familiar with the penalty award after Liverpool’s defeat to Southampton (5/1). The Reds manager claimed Man Utd were given more penalties than the Reds in the two years of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s leadership.