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Liverpool great Aldridge slams Man Utd pair Solskjaer, Shaw: Just oozing with arrogance

Liverpool great John Aldridge has slammed Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, accusing him of "oozing with arrogance".

Referring to Sunday's 0-0 draw at Chelsea, Aldridge wrote for the Sunday World: "I couldn't believe what I was hearing when Solskjaer rocked up on the TV moaning about his side not getting a penalty when Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to handle the ball in the box.

"The arrogance oozing out of Solskjaer and United defender Luke Shaw in their post-match interviews was comical when you consider United have been awarded TWENTY TWO penalties over the last couple of Premier League seasons and plenty of those were controversial.

"Solskjaer was not moaning when Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood or Daniel James fell over under a gust of wind in the box and managed to get penalties out of it.

"We even saw Paul Pogba appearing to tell Shaw to take a dive in the box to try and get a penalty a few weeks back and that is no surprise, as the Frenchman is another player who likes to take a tumble at the first opportunity.

"I know Liverpool's Mohamed Salah goes down a little too easily at times and Tottenham's Harry Kane is another one who goes in search of penalties at times, but it looks like it is a tactic for United to try and get penalties and it's served them well over the last couple of seasons.

"The main reason why Fernandes has scored so many goals at United is that he gets a penalty every other week, with the Portuguese midfielder scoring 17 penalties in all competition for United since he arrived a little over a year ago.

"It's a crazy statistic and we have all been talking about it all season already, so Solskjaer should have kept his mouth shut and tried to cover up the reality that his side are getting lucky with spot-kicks."

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