Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United players are not divers and “none of them try to con the referee at all”.
Before Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final Chelsea boss Frank Lampard suggested that United have “got a few decisions in their favor” in recent weeks.
Solskjaer said: “I’ll defend my players 100%.
“Some ankles could have been broken this season. I just want them to be protected.”
United are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions and opponents have been angered by some recent decisions.
Referring to the penalty decision of Man Utd against Aston Villa, Lampard said this week: “Fernandes is very clever in his movement. We saw that at Aston Villa to make something feel like a penalty where maybe it even isn’t.
“As a player, we can talk about VAR decisions and whether they’re right or wrong. But if a player is going to dangle a leg and not move their feet then you obviously do leave yourself open to penalties, VAR or no VAR.’