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Solskjaer seeks protection against tactical fouls ahead of City clash

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that his players have been frequent victims of tactical fouls this season, and has called for protection from referees ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie against Manchester City. Before their last derby meeting in 2019, Solskjaer hinted that City's characteristic late tackles were a deliberate ploy to slow down their opposition. However, Man City boss Pep Guardiola denied the claim. Both sides are set for a crunch encounter on Tuesday night in the semi-final first leg of their Carabao Cup tie at Old Trafford. According to Solskjaer, Man City's blueprint for stopping Man United's attackers have also been copied by other teams in the Premier League this season, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Daniel James, and Anthony Martial...