Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, found himself in the spotlight as he openly questioned the referee’s decision and the involvement of VAR following his team’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
The moment in question occurred during the second half when Manchester United’s Garnacho was flagged offside as he seemed to break through Arsenal’s defense. Ten Hag, however, was quick to argue that it was not an offside and highlighted the angle from which the decision was made.
Ten Hag, known for his attention to detail, emphasized that the angle from which the decision was seen might have been misleading. In the modern era of football, VAR has become a critical tool for referees to review crucial decisions, but it’s not without its share of controversies. The Dutch manager’s frustration is same as of many fans and pundits who have questioned the precision and consistency of VAR decisions.
While Manchester United did suffer a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal, Ten Hag’s comments have ignited a broader debate about the role of technology in football and the need for clarity in the decision-making process.