Martine Odegaard was penalised for a foul on Christian Eriksen within the build-up to Gabriel Martinelli’s disallowed aim (Image: Sky Sports activities)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink slammed VAR after Arsenal have been denied a aim throughout Sunday’s crunch Premier League match at Previous Trafford.
The Gunners thought that they had taken the lead within the twelfth minute when Gabriel Martinelli latched onto Bukayo Saka’s excellent via ball and clipped the ball over the onrushing David de Gea.
Referee Paul Tierney was inspired to go to the pitchside monitor, nonetheless, and run the rule over a problem involving Martin Odegaard and Christian Eriksen which initiated Arsenal’s breakaway.
The match official subsequently chalked off the aim adjudging that the Arsenal skipper had made no contact with the ball.
Hasselbaink, nonetheless, argued that Eriksen had gone down too simply and that there was no want for VAR to intervene.
He instructed Sky Sports activities: ‘I feel it’s ridiculous that they return to that I don’t assume it’s a foul. They’ve modified their saying that they will be extra lenient.
‘Sure there’s contact Eriksen is simply weaker than the opposite participant it’s only a turnover of play and a transition. He’s simply been weak and falls on the flaw for me it’s not a foul.
‘He’s not kicking the participant. he’s simply coming in touch and that’s allowed. They needed or not it’s extra flowing. Why is it a free-kick?’
Fellow pundit and former Arsenal star Paul Merson agreed, including: ‘Eriksen’s gone down very weakly you may say it was a push within the again.
‘You may as effectively simply go down and fall over as a result of they will return. It was an ideal end and weight of move. I feel they’re very lucky.’
Roy Keane, in the meantime, felt that Odegaard’s failure to get something on the ball saved United from conceding the opening aim of an absorbing contest.
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