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Twitter Thread ‘Proves’ That Manchester United Get No Help From VAR Or Referees

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Twitter Thread ‘Proves’ That Manchester United Get No Help From VAR Or Referees

A Manchester United fan has created a Twitter thread called "bad VAR decisions involving MUFC" - to prove the club have had no help from referees this season.

Promising to "address controversial or seemingly incorrect decisions both for and against United" the incredibly thorough thread begins at the first game of the season and Crystal Palace getting a questionable penalty for a handball by Victor Lindelof, following a VAR review.

That penalty was actually retaken due to David De Gea being a tiny margin off his goalline when he saved the first attempt from Jordan Ayew.

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There's a perception in the Premier League that the biggest clubs often get the benefit of the doubt from officials - and that VAR hasn't really levelled the playing field.

Also, many rival fans believe that that Man United, as the biggest club in England, get far more than their fair share of soft penalties and favourable outcomes when it comes to decisions.

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Joseph Howes sets out to disprove this examining a red card for Anthony Martial against Tottenham, a kick from Jordan Pickford against Harry Maguire that did not result in a United penalty and more.

But Howes isn't completely one-sided - he does admit that Maguire was lucky not to give away a penalty for wrestling Cesar Azpilicueta, while Edinson Cavani was equally fortunate against Everton.

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The overall point, however, as he goes through the video and the decisions one by one is that Manchester United have had as many bad decisions go against them as they have had controversial calls in their favour.

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Has Howes won you over and will you never complain about Man United getting help from referees and officials in the future?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Twitter, VAR

Alex Reid
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