Jamie Carragher has slammed Mark Clattenburg after he admitted Manchester United were (and are) given “favourable decisions” by referees.
Clattenburg claimed Jurgen Klopp was a “hypocrite” for suggesting United players were treated differently to others and were awarded more penalties as a result.
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But, in doing so, he incredibly admitted to bias towards United, particularly in the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
His comments prompted an outcry from rival fans and Carragher says he can see why, labelling Clattenburg’s admission “a joke”.
Speaking in a round-table with Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville, Carragher said: “It’s an extraordinary amount, I’ve never seen anything like it.
“The stuff that Mark Clattenburg came out with was unbelievable.
“You have a referee who has suggested that Ferguson made them give penalties to United, basically.
“They were terrified not to give penalties. Now they are getting penalties again, and they are challenging again.
“Mad isn’t it – what a coincidence. But, really, the comments from Clattenburg were a joke. It probably sums up how everyone else felt through those years.”