The decision to overturn an Arsenal goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford has drawn criticism from Martin Odegaard.
United defeated the Gunners 3-1 despite the fact that they believed Gabriel Martinelli had given them the lead.
After a VAR review, it was determined that Odegaard had fouled Christian Eriksen in the buildup, and the goal was therefore disallowed.
Odegaard argued that Paul Tierney’s decision to disallow the goal was’very, very soft’ in a post-game interview.
According to me, it is never a foul, Odegaard stated. A soft challenge must be clear and obvious in order for VAR to intervene. really soft On camera, you might make it appear worse. Play on, the referee yelled, never a foul.
The manager of Arsenal, Arteta, criticized the choice as well, adding, “We want for consistency.”
“The referee said it was a really soft decision,” he claimed. “We just ask for consistency. Today, we disallowed the goal again, and, regrettably, there is nothing we can do.”
With the help of recent acquisition Antony, United took the lead; in the second half, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka equalized.
Marcus Rashford scored a brace, helping United win the game. The Premier League has seen a weekend of contentious VAR judgments.
Joe Willock was penalized for a foul against Crystal Palace, but he was also pushed by Tyrick Mitchell, preventing Newcastle from scoring against Crystal Palace.
Maxwel Cornet’s late equalizer for West Ham vs Chelsea was disallowed because Jarrod Bowen allegedly caught Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Declan Rice, the captain of West Ham, and manager David Moyes both sharply criticized the choice.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, a commentator, concurred with Odegaard that the goal ought to have been awarded.
He declared: “I think it’s stupid to go back to it” during a Sky Sports interview. It’s not a foul, in my opinion. Just weak there, Eriksen. They claim to have changed and will now be more forgiving.
“Yes, Odegaard doesn’t make contact with the ball, but you can make contact with players,” the referee said. He’s acting flimsy. It’s not a foul in my book.
There’s no need for you to touch the ball. He doesn’t kick the athlete. He’s simply making contact, which is acceptable. How come that’s a free kick?
Mikel Arteta’s team leads the Premier League with 15 points after their first six games, despite Arsenal’s loss to United.