Erik ten Hag voiced his frustration, asserting that Manchester United has faced unfavorable decisions throughout the season, following the denial of a penalty in the intense 2-2 draw against Tottenham.
The manager expressed his anger as Alejandro Garnacho was not awarded a penalty after being pushed by Destiny Udogie in the first half at Old Trafford.
Despite the incident, there was no VAR review, leaving Ten Hag visibly frustrated.
Ten Hag’s Response:
When questioned about his surprise at the lack of a penalty decision, Ten Hag replied, “Yes. What can you do? But I am used to it, all season that is the case.
At Spurs, it was similar, a clear handball from [Cristian] Romero, and I can list a number more.
At some point in the season, I think it will turn to our side. Let’s hope for that.”
This is not the first time United has felt aggrieved this season. Previous instances include a denied penalty against Tottenham, where Romero handled the ball.
Ten Hag also expressed dissatisfaction with marginal offside calls against Garnacho and a potential penalty for Rasmus Hojlund in the defeat by Arsenal.
Additionally, he believed Manchester City received a soft penalty in their October win at Old Trafford.
What Lies Ahead for Man Utd:
With a two-week break before their next match – an FA Cup fourth-round tie against either Eastleigh or Newport County – the Cup seems to be United’s only chance to salvage a disappointing season.
Premier League action resumes on February 1 with an away fixture against Wolves.