Without trying to excuse the performance as Manchester United lost 1-0 against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer raises a valid point when he said the goal was offside.
It’s amazing that mistakes like this still slip through the cracks when VAR is in play – and we didn’t have that for Jesse Lingard’s penalty appeal in the Carabao Cup defeat at home to West Ham, which makes you question whether it would’ve been spotted in the first place.
But even with a penalty given today, Bruno Fernandes was unable to convert, and it was one of those days that Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t get on the scoresheet. A rare one if his return to date is anything to go by.
Solskjaer says Aston Villa’s winner should have been called as offside by the officials as United fell to defeat, as per Sky Sports.
“Decision making on VAR cost us again, unfortunately,” he said, as per Manchester Evening News.
“The goal is offside, as Hause heads it Watkins is actually touching David (De Gea) so he is impeding with him. I can’t see the consistency anywhere with the VAR and the decision-making.
“They came out in the corridor and I asked them for an explanation. The linesman he flagged it up with the VAR and definitely the VAR has gone wrong again.”
Footage courtesy of Sport TV2:
Edinson Cavani let Kortney Hause free and couldn’t get in front of him to win a clearance.
These comments come after Solskjaer hit out at VAR and, more preciously, officials for listening to Jurgen Klopp and not giving United penalties after two stonewall claims were dismissed against West Ham in last week’s league win.