May 14, 2021

Man Utd


Lineker and Ferdinand agree with Man United fans bemused by VAR goal decision

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Some Manchester United supporters have been left furious after Edinson Cavani’s goal was ruled out by VAR.

Cavani slotted the ball past Hugo Lloris after a fine pass from Paul Pogba, but referee Chris Kavanagh was asked to consult the pitch side monitor and disallowed United’s opener.

It was for an alleged foul in the build-up as Scott McTominay brushed Son Heung-min’s face before the ball found Pogba.

Son rolled around on the floor and the Spurs players surrounded Kavanagh in protest once the ball found its way past Lloris.

United supporters have been left bemused by the decision to rule the goal out, especially when seeing Newcastle United not being given a penalty earlier on Sunday afternoon after what looked like a clear foul on Sean Longstaff.

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand also took to Twitter to express his disgust at the controversial VAR system.

Ferdinand’s first tweet read: “Scrap VAR… an absolute shambles! The fella at Burnley Volleyed Longstaff in the face earlier and wasn’t a foul… now this! (sleeping emoji).”

And the next one said: “My tv is moments away from being on the patio in 100 pieces #var (mindblown emoji).”

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker also shared his thoughts on the decision to disallows Man United’s goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

His tweet said: “It’s extraordinary how ludicrous VAR has become. Not only with their many errors but that it sucks the life out of the game.

“The joy of celebrating, which is what makes football so special, has been completely diluted.”

There was even more pain inflicted on United as Spurs scored just moments after Kavanagh’s decision to rule Cavani’s goal out.

Son, who was fouled for the goal, got on the end of a pass from Lucas Moura and struck it past Dean Henderson to put the hosts ahead.

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