Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left worried that Cristiano Ronaldo is "never going to get a penalty" after Kurt Zouma's tackle went unpunished against West Ham.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored three times in his four fixtures since returning to Old Trafford, grabbing the equaliser at the London Stadium as United ran out 2-1 winners.
The Portugal skipper tapped home following a rebound off Lukasz Fabianski shortly after Said Benrahma's opener, but wasn't given the chance to double his tally from the spot.
With Jesse Lingard grabbing what would turn out to be the winner after 89 minutes, Martin Atkinson waved away appeals after Zouma slid in on Ronaldo inside the box.
With the Frenchman appearing to push the forward in the back as he went in for the tackle, both supporters, and manager Solskjaer, were left in a state of disbelief.
Solskjaer told BBC Sport when asked about United's two penalty claims that were waved away: "Two [penalties United should’ve had] first and the last.
"I think they’re stonewall you can’t even argue them. I think the first one the lad (Vladimir Coufal) puts his leg up Cristiano runs straight and is fouled.
"The last one, Paul (Pogba) had a foul against Kurt Zouma went over him, so why is Cristiano third appeal not a penalty? Hopefully it won’t be Cristiano is never going to get a penalty."
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One fan wrote on Twitter: "Ronaldo was tripped in the box. Zouma did not touch the ball and brought him down. Am I living in an alternate dimension?"
With a second adding: "They gave a foul for Pogba on Zouma and didn’t give that Ronaldo one."
A third continued: "Fair play to Man Utd they deserved the Ronaldo penalty. Zouma got no ball at all."
And a fourth saying: "Two Zouma fouls on Cristiano Ronaldo but they weren’t given. Two penalties for Manchester United."
Meanwhile, Moyes took time to praise the refereeing after Mark Noble missed a late penalty which would have rescued a point for the home side.
He said of the incident: "I asked him and he said I'm ready, he has a great record, why would we not? We've missed a few recently so I thought I'd take the opportunity to bring Mark on."
Adding: "I think are all enjoying the game more because of how the referees are going about their jobs, I thought the referee did a great job today."
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