Team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from the English top club Manchester United attacked his colleague Jürgen Klopp and complained about his supposed influence on referees.

"There was a certain manager who expressed his concern last season that we would get (too many) penalties," said the Norwegian on Friday: "Since then it seems to have become more difficult to make the decisions.

I notice a very big difference. "

What Solskjaer meant: United has been disadvantaged since Klopp's public complaint.

The coach of eternal rival Liverpool had said in January that United had been awarded more penalties in the last two and a half years than the Reds in his full five-year tenure.

There were eleven in all, five of them according to Klopp's statement.

According to Solskjaer, United was cheated of three penalties in the two most recent competitive games alone: ​​one in the league cup last Wednesday against West Ham United (0: 1) and two more in the previous league duel with the Hammers (2: 1).

England wants to allow alcohol in stadiums again

Meanwhile, after the standing room, alcohol should also return to the stands in English football stadiums.

According to a report in the Times, the serving of beer could initially be tested as part of a pilot project in the fourth and fifth leagues.

If the test run is successful, alcohol could also be allowed again in the stadiums of the higher leagues, it is said.

This was preceded by an independent study led by former Sports Minister Tracey Crouch on the subject.

Alcohol was banned from arenas on the island in 1985 as part of the fight against the hooligan problem.

There is no such ban in other popular sports such as rugby or cricket.

The return of standing places in football is to be tested in the first half of 2022.