Manchester United were angered by UEFA following Luke Shaw’s injury, while Jurgen Klopp is apparently holding out for the Bayern Munich job.
UEFA DECISION SHOCKS UNITED
Manchester United were shocked and upset by UEFA’s decision to give the man of the match award to Hector Moreno on Tuesday night after the PSV Eindhoven defender broke Luke Shaw’s leg with a tough tackle in their Champions League clash.
“We find it strange and disappointing that UEFA made him man of the match after what happened to Luke,” a United source is quoted as saying in several newspapers.
Moreno was not penalised by the referee on the night and will face no retrospective action, a decision that former Premier League referee Howard Webb feels is correct.
“I have got to say the referee made the right decision,” Webb said. “Moreno stretches with his right leg, which plays the ball cleanly. His left leg makes some contact on the follow through, but it is always tucked away under him and not aimed towards Luke Shaw.
“Luke is unlucky in that he gets his studs caught and twists, which causes the injury, but on the night, I think the referee made the right decision.”
KLOPP HOPING FOR BAYERN CHANCE
Jurgen Klopp wants to ascertain his chances of landing the Bayern Munich job before considering a switch to England, reports the Daily Mail.
Dietmar Hamann recently said Klopp would be a “great fit” for Liverpool – and Brendan Rodgers’ job could come under threat if the Reds continue to stutter in the Premier League.
However, Pep Guardiola’s contract at Bayern is up at the end of the season, and Klopp is apparently ‘keen to discover where he stands in the list of potential replacements’ before contemplating a job with an English club.
Speaking about his future earlier this month, Klopp told Bild: “It doesn’t have to be an absolute top club. There are other good projects that are exciting, [teams] who need help.
“I inform, read and meet a lot of people – there are ordinary little things that are great fun. I miss nothing [from football] currently.
“I don’t know where I’ll be heading to. But right now, that’s not important for me.
“I know that if I will have the right feeling it will be a wonderful next chapter. You will see what happens and I find it exciting right now not knowing what will happen next.”
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