Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has accused Chelsea of “putting pressure” on referees with “cheeky” tactics, following their 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
United was denied a first-half penalty, for a handball against Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Referee Stuart Attwell dismissed United’s appeals after checking the VAR pitchside monitor.
Chelsea had fanned the flames on their official website in the lead-up to the match, by suggesting Harry Maguire would be “under scrutiny” after going unpunished for a tangle with Newcastle’s Jamal Lascelles last weekend.
Solskjaer told Sky Sports after the game: “It’s all these outside influences, even the VAR talk before the game here on Harry.
“That’s cheeky. That’s cheeky when they put that on their website, that’s influencing referees.
“You can go back and look at their website. You can read what they are saying about all the controversy around Harry Maguire and putting pressure on the referees to give penalties against us.”