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Man United fans convinced they should have had second penalty vs Copenhagen as incident spotted

Ryan Smart

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Man United fans convinced they should have had second penalty vs Copenhagen as incident spotted

Manchester United fans believe that their side should have been awarded a second penalty during the 4-3 defeat to FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.

United suffered a devastating defeat in the Danish capital, having been 2-0 up before Marcus Rashford was sent off towards the end of the first half following a VAR check.

Copenhagen scored twice in stoppage time to equalise, before being penalised for a handball inside the area.

Bruno Fernandes stepped up and confidently converted the spot kick to put United 3-2 up, but Erik ten Hag's side couldn't hold on and eventually lost after 17-year-old Roony Bardghji's late strike.



The award of a penalty was one of the few moments of salvation for United on a night where they weren't on the correct side of many VAR decisions.

The technology determined that Copenhagen midfielder Lukas Lerager had handled the ball inside the area after Harry Maguire's header - the 30-year-old later tapped in at the back post to level the scores at 3-3.

But United fans are convinced that VAR should have awarded them a second penalty for handball.


The incident occurred during the second half, when the ball struck the arm of forward Mohamed Elyounoussi as he attempted to control it.

You can see the incident below.

Some United fans were convinced that VAR should have given them another penalty.


One wrote: "It was a handball, literally controls it with his arm."

Another added: "It sure is. He touched it with his arm on the way down."

A third said: "Is it soft? Yes, but so was the one a few games ago and the one against Maguire. He had all the time in the world to control it properly but it still hit his arm."

Other fans, though, did raise one question mark over the decision - whether the offence was deemed to have been committed inside the area, with the angle proving inconclusive.


And one claimed: "I'm all for giving us decisions but to me it look like it hits his sleeve line, which is not handball anymore."

Should United have been awarded a penalty, or did VAR make the correct decision? Have your say in the comments.

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Featured Image Credit: Reddit/TNT Sports

Topics: Manchester United, Champions League, VAR, Bruno Fernandes, Fan Reactions

Ryan Smart
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