Tom Cleverley hopes that, over the course of the season, decisions even themselves out after two penalty calls against Tottenham Hotspur were overruled.
Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has conceded that the 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur midweek was a bitter pill to swallow after Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young were both denied penalty spot opportunities.
Goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen provided Tottenham with a strong lead, but Welback swiftly returned a goal a minute after the Danish Spur, but United were unable to restore parity prior to the final whistle, leaving Cleverley to lament.
'I felt there were some poor decisions and we didn't get the rub of the green,' the Englishman - who completed 75% of his tackle attempts and 91% of his passing at the Old Trafford encounter on Wednesday, January 1 - said, as quoted by the club's official website.
'I don't think [it's the case that] the decisions have to go for us. I just think the right decision has to be given on the day. Hopefully they do even out because we're due a few.'
The midfielder, though, is hoping the result is just a blip, as United had been enjoying consistently good form and calls on his side to bounce-back for the FA Cup third round tie against Swansea City on Sunday.
'We're looking to the next game and aiming to win in the FA Cup. A lot of players in the squad haven't won the FA Cup. But, myself, I've not won a lot of things so I just want to win as much silverware as I can. That's the aim.
'Growing up as a lad, the FA Cup final was an iconic thing but the run starts on Sunday and hopefully we can progress.'
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