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How VAR has affected Man United this season

On Saturday afternoon, Manchester United had yet another controversial VAR decision against them. The Red Devils were able to scoop a 1-0 victory all thanks to Bruno Fernandes’s injury-time winner.

Manchester United would have drawn the game due to VAR interference in the 8th minute of the game to cancel Scott McTominay’s goal. According to the explanation by the referee, the goal was canceled for ‘subjective offside’ before he scored.

We take a look at how the VAR has affected Manchester United this season both positively and negatively in the English Premier League.

Overall, Manchester United has had a point deduction of 4 points in the English Premier League this season due to VAR intervention.

Manchester United have had 4 of their goals canceled by the video assistant referee this season.

Incident 1:

Alejandro Garnacho’s goal was disallowed for offside in the 88 minutes of the game against Arsenal. The Red Devils lost the game after that decision by the video assistant referee.

Incident 2:

On September 16th, 2023 the Red Devils welcome Brighton to their home in a Premier League clash. In that game, Rasmus Højlund’s goal was disallowed, as VAR called that the ball was out of play before the goal in the 40 minutes.

Incident 3:

On September 23rd, 2023 Manchester United played Burnley away in the EPL. Jonny Evans’s goal was disallowed by the video assistant referee for an offside against Rasmus Højlund in the 25th minute of the game.

Incident 4:

The fourth incident VAR decision have affected Manchester United negatively in the English Premier League this season was against Man City on Oct. 29, 2023.

A Penalty was awarded against Manchester United in the Manchester Derby. The VAR decision was that there was a foul by Rasmus Højlund on Rodri in the 22 minutes of the game.

The penalty was converted by Erling Haaland to give the citizens their early lead in the Derby. The game ended 3-0 in favor of the visitors.

Incident 5:

The 5th and most current decision against the Red Devils came against Fulham away in the English Premier League on the 4th of November 2023.

Scott McTominay’s goal was disallowed for a ‘subjective offside’ against Harry Maguire in the 8 minutes of the game.


Manchester United have had just one decision for them in the English Premier League this season. The decision came against Arsenal away from home on the 3rd of September 2023.

The incident was a Penalty was canceled, and the decision was no foul on Kai Havertz by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, in the 60 minutes of the game.

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