Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag was furious on referees and VAR decisions. Ten Hag and his men recently dropped points in Champions League owing to some controversial VAR decisions. In a dramatic match against Copenhagen, the Red Devils were 2-0 up in their away game. However, Marcus Rashford was penalised with a red card for stepping up on Elias’ ankle. Donatas Rumsas, the referee-in-charge was directed to the sideline to have a look at the foul on screen. He then made his decison and sent the Englishman off. Later on, another bit controversial moment saw Copenhagen score with a player looking to be in an offside position blocking Onana.
Ten Hag shows his disconsent on the VAR decisions
The manager was also not happy with the equalising penalty of the hosts saying it should not have been a foul. He added,
“It’s clear: we are very disappointed, we started the game so well – the best 10 minutes of the season – we are winning the game and the red card changes everything. We [then] concede two goals before half-time which should never count.
“The first is offside, the second a penalty – but it’s so close and the hand is in such a normal position. The red card is harsh, he [Rashford] went for the ball and the referee needed such a long time [to decide]. When you freeze [the act] it always looks worse.
“I’m very disappointed about such decisions. The game is never meant to be like this – this has nothing to do with football. Decisions have to be made and I accept wrong decisions are also made at this level. Three such tough decisions [tonight] when you control the game.”
Manchester United regained their goal advantage from a Bruno Fernandes’ penalty. Though, two late goals from the hosts handed Manchester United the defeat. Consequently, United stand last in their group. They will be facing Galatasaray in their next fixture of the competition.
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