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Erik ten Hag takes aim at officiating after Man United’s stalemate with Southampton


Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag has made his frustrations with the standard of officiating during the club’s meeting with Southampton on Sunday crystal clear.

The Red Devils, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off a morale-boosting win over Real Betis in midweek, Erik ten Hag’s troops turned their attentions back towards matters on the domestic front, eyeing a 2nd win on the spin in a meeting with relegation-battling Southampton.

When all was said and done at Old Trafford, however, United were brought firmly back down to earth, by way of a goalless stalemate.

Refereeing decisions, once more, played a central role in the result, as Casemiro was given his marching orders early on, before the evening’s hosts were denied what many felt looked a stonewall penalty shortly before the interval.

And, as alluded to above, one individual who was not at all shy in making his anger with such calls known on the back of the full-time whistle in Manchester comes in the form of Erik ten Hag.

Asked for his thoughts on Casemiro’s dismissal, the Red Devils boss did not hold back in highlighting ‘two refereeing issues’ influencing the eventual outcome of the clash:

“That is not the issue, we will deal with that.

“The deal is that this game was influenced by the referee.

“I said what I said, and that is the refereeing is influencing the game and we are talking about two issues.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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