Former Manchester United player Roy Keane has weighed in on VAR’s decision to overturn Arsenal’s goal, calling it ‘soft.’
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Arsenal went to Old Trafford hoping to make it six wins in a row, but Manchester United had other plans. After Odegaard had dispossessed Erickson, the Gunners took an early lead through Martinelli.
However, on VAR’s recommendation, referee Paul Tierney disallowed the goal for a foul on Erickson. Odegaard was adjudged to have fouled him in the buildup to the goal.
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The decision has sparked heated debates about VAR’s inconsistencies. Arsenal’s winning streak was ended by a goal from Manchester United’s new signing Antony and a brace from Rashford.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said (as quoted by football.london):
“Yeah it’s soft, of course. But what helps United, Odegaard doesn’t get a touch on the ball. We’ve played in a different era, it’s not a foul but in today’s game, you get touched [and it’s a foul].”
“They’re all doing it, a few times in the game players are staying down when they’re touched – I don’t like to see it. But the way the games going, it is a foul.”