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Douglas Luiz takes to Twitter to fume at Pogba penalty decision

Douglas Luiz has hit out at the decision to award Manchester United a penalty in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday night.

The Aston Villa midfielder was all over Paul Pogba and referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot, which was deemed fine after VAR investigation, allowing Bruno Fernandes to convert the winning goal.

Luiz took to Twitter after the game to criticise the officials, tweeting: “I see this video, I can’t believe it was a penalty. I always support fairer football, with fewer mistakes, but then I stop and see these types of moves.

“If we have VAR to help, LET’S start using it CORRECTLY, these mistakes can define the future of clubs!”

Dean Smith was pretty vocal about the incident after the match, and so was Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, formerly of Arsenal.

The win saw United go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, and both teams meet on January 17th. Liverpool will be favourites to defend the title but that is a day United could really make a stamp.

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4 responses to “Douglas Luiz takes to Twitter to fume at Pogba penalty decision”

  1. Edache Abba says:

    Sorry, Doug, but that was a penalty any day. True, Pogba made a meal of it. But don’t they all?

  2. Keith Mullaney says:

    Would he have said to the ref it’s not a penalty if it had been the other way round. I don’t think so. He’d do exactly the same and claim it, and the 3 points. Hypocrite

  3. John Carrigan says:

    Unfortunately, this has become the norm for modern day football. The slightest touch and players go down as if being shot, with embarrassing screams for effect. All players do it, some more often than others. penalties and free kicks will always be given while they are aloud to get away with it. NO player will say it wasn’t a foul.