Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fumes at 'inconsistent' VAR decisions

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fumes at ‘inconsistent’ VAR decisions as Manchester United boss claims Aston Villa’s winner at Old Trafford should have been RULED OUT due to Ollie Watkins’ interference with David de Gea

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blasted VAR’s ‘inconsistency’ after Man United’s defeat
  • The Red Devils fell to a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday  
  • Kortney Hause’s winner was not reviewed despite interference by Ollie Watkins
  • And Solskjaer has questioned why the late strike was not reviewed by VAR 

Refereeing inconsistency came to the fore again at Old Trafford on Saturday when Aston Villa’s winner was allowed to stand even though striker Ollie Watkins was standing close to goalkeeper David de Gea when Kortney Hause’s 88th-minute header from a corner flew in.

A similar situation last weekend at Brighton saw Leicester City denied an equalising goal because Harvey Barnes was deemed to have been interfering with play from an offside position – blocking the view of goalkeeper Robert Sanchez – but United didn’t get any such bail-out.

‘You can see the inconsistency again, VAR and decision-making,’ argued United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer afterwards.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fumed at VAR’s decision not to overturn Aston Villa’s late winner

Kortney Hause’s strike served a heavy blow to United who had the chance to go top 

‘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.’

In a further blow to Solskjaer, defenders Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire had to be replaced during the game and now face an anxious wait in the next 24 hours to see what scans can reveal.

Shaw limped off after 34 minutes with some kind of muscular problem while Maguire departed in the second half after initially trying to play on following a kick by Danny Ings on the back of his achilles.

Solskjaer says Hause’s goal should have been ruled out due to interference with David de Gea

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