Matt Le Tissier has claimed that Southampton's opening goal would not have been ruled offside had Manchester United scored it during Sunday's EFL Cup final at Wembley.
Manolo Gabbiadini put the Saints ahead in the 11th minute by nudging the ball home from close range, but it was wrongfully ruled offside by the linesman.
Le Tissier believes that Jose Mourinho's side would not have been as unlucky as Southampton if the situation were reversed.
"The history of football shows you the bigger clubs get a lot more decisions in their favour than the small ones," Le Tissier told talkSPORT. "[If United had scored] it wouldn't have been given offside, I genuinely think that. The flag wouldn't have gone up in the first place.
"Big teams get so many more decision you (Max) must see that, surely? Do you think that officials are just not very good and that was a genuine mistake? There are certain decisions where the margins are so close, you can understand why mistakes are made."
Southampton have not won silverware since the Football League Trophy in 2010.