Aston Villa’s winner was allowed to stand despite attacker Ollie Watkins being close to goalkeeper David de Gea as Kortney Hause’s 88th-minute header from a corner sailed in, highlighting refereeing inconsistency once more at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Last weekend at Brighton, Leicester City were denied an equalising goal after Harvey Barnes was adjudged to have been offside and obscuring goalkeeper Robert Sanchez’s view, but United were not given the same reprieve.
‘You can see the inconsistency again, VAR and decision-making,’ argued United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer afterwards.
‘Watkins is clear standing on or touching David as the header has gone in so it’s a foul or he is offside. The linesman did his job he called it into VAR but they turned the decision down and it is a goal unfortunately, so bad decisions again.’
Solskjaer was dealt another setback when defenders Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire had to be substituted during the game, and now must wait for the results of scans over the next 24 hours.
Source: Daily Mail