Man United boss reveals what the players must do about VAR

VAR is a new addition to this season’s Premier League, and Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has weighed in on the influence of the new technology on English football.

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The inclusion of the VAR has been a hot topic of debate with managers and pundits alike questioning some of the decisions and consistencies around the use of the technology.

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Manchester United lost 1-2 to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday amid some controversy. The Red Devils were awarded a penalty in the second half but Marcus Rashford struck the post. The United boss feels that there should have been more penalties awarded for his side.

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Speaking to MUTV and in his post-match press conference, Ole revealed that other incidents should have resulted in penalties. “There were a few other [penalties we should have been given], definitely. I think we were unlucky with the [Anthony] Martial one as we felt it was a clear and obvious penalty, a nailed-on one.”

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“I am surprised [VAR didn’t intervene] because it was definitely a nailed-on penalty. He will not slip if he doesn’t have a 100kg centre-back on his shoulders,” Solskjaer said.

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However, when asked if VAR is potentially harmful to the game, the United manager stated his belief that clubs need to become accustomed to the system.

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“We have to get used to it. There will be discussions because it’s the same referees making those decisions, just in a different room down at Stockley Park. Sometimes, I think they are making wrong decisions and sometimes they’ve done well. It will work itself out and find its way,” he concluded.

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Manchester United will hope to get back to winning ways when they travel to Saint Mary’s to play Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

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