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Louis Van Gaal Slams Referees & Insists Manchester United Denied At Least 10 Penalties

Red Devils boss fuming about penalty decisions.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has slammed the performances of referees this season, insisting his side have been denied at least ten penalties by officials, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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The Dutchman’s side are yet to be awarded a single spot-kick in the league this season, making them the only side along with Aston Villa to hold this unwanted record.

When asked if United were not winning penalties because they were not spending enough time in the opposition area, van Gaal disagreed and claimed he had at least ten examples where the referee could have pointed to the spot.

“You have seen a lot of doubts in the penalty area and we didn’t receive a penalty. I can produce at least 10 penalty doubts to you, so I’m not agreeing with that question,” he said ahead of his side’s meeting with Leicester City.

“I’m surprised, but the referee is always deciding and when he is not deciding for a penalty, it is no penalty.

“I never say anything about the referee because it is a part of the match and I cannot influence the referee, but you will have to ask the referees [why we have not had a penalty].”

Still, van Gaal did admit that his side could improve on being more attacking and entertaining in their style of football, following a recent dip in form that included a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton without a single shot on target in the whole match.

“We have to improve in our attacking organisation and finishing the chances is always the most important thing because it is only goals that count,” he added.

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