Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested that referees have not given Manchester United penalties because of a Jurgen Klopp complaint last season.
Solskjaer, United manager, felt unfair not to have his team receive three penalties in their encounters with West Ham this week. Referee Martin Atkinson dismissed two incidents involving Cristiano Rojo in last week’s Premier League win.
United received 11 penalties last season. Only Leicester (12) was given more. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, got irritated after his side lost 1-0 to Southampton in January.
Klopp felt aggrieved that they didn't get a penalty to challenge Sadio Mane. He said, "United had more sanctions in two years than I in five-and a half years... but no excuses tonight."
Without naming Klopp Solskjaer says that the comments made by one of his rival managers led to officials treating his team differently. He hopes this will change soon.
Solskjaer said that "We just need to hope we get what deserve" ahead of Saturday's visit to Aston Villa to Old Trafford.
"We should have received three penalties in the two previous games. Last year, a certain manager was beginning to be concerned about us receiving penalties. After that, it seems like the decisions have become more difficult to make.
"I have seen a huge, significant difference since then. We have to leave that to the referees, and we hope they will make the right decisions soon."
Cavani is back in the Man Utd team for Villa match
Use Chrome browser to access a better video player Edinson Cani has returned to full health and will be with United's squad at Saturday's lunchtime visit to Aston Villa, according Solskjaer
After recovering from a muscle strain, Edinson Cavani will be back in the United squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday.
The 34-year old striker made his only appearance this season at Wolves, just before the international break.
Solskjaer expects Cavani to make a similar impact at Old Trafford, having scored 17 goals in all competitions last season for United.
Solskjaer said, "He will be in the squad tomorrow." "He has been training, and now he feels ready for the team."
"He played against Wolves, and then he suffered a slight strain during the international break. We had a behind closed doors game.
"He is ready again. He has worked really hard, diligently as always, and hopefully he'll have the same impact this season as last.