Sheffield United vs Man Utd VAR Controversy: United Fans claim that VAR would have cancelled the goal if Liverpool were playing tonight

Archie Blade
|Published 24/11/2019

Sheffield United vs Man Utd VAR Controversy: United Fans livid after VAR allows goal to stand in the Premier League match between the Blades and the Red Devils.

Manchester United scripted a near perfect comeback after being 2-0 down by the 52nd minute. Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford scored in the span of 7 minutes to give them the lead. However, Oli McBurnie smashed the equaliser in the 90th minute.

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The goal was sent to VAR who had a lengthy check at the goal before awarding it to the hosts. Bramall lane was sent into a tizzy. However, United fans were less than impressed and took to twitter to express their displeasure.

Sheffield United vs Man Utd VAR Controversy

Replays showed that the ball hit, Oli McBurnie’s thigh before bouncing to his shoulders. The player pulled his hands back to avoid a handball before firing the equaliser. A very close call but in all likeliness the right one.

United fans however, are of the opinion, that if the ball had gone in the nets while Liverpool were playing, VAR would have awarded a handball to keep the table toppers at the top spot.


Liverpool fans have also come to the defence of their side.

Half and hour before full-time, Manchester United would have happily taken the one point. However, with 3 points merely 3 extra minutes away, it is understandable why fans are upset with the events that took place tonight. Unfortunately, the hypothesis that VAR would have made a wrong decision to keep Liverpool at the top does not justify the fans demand for VAR to wrongly send another side home pointless.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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