VAR disallowed Man United’s equalizer against Brighton and Hove Albion, and the team ultimately fell short 3-1.
After a new viewpoint of Rasmus Hojlund’s disallowed goal against Brighton and Hove Albion surfaced, Manchester United fans were incensed.
At Old Trafford, United controlled the early going but unexpectedly fell behind when Danny Welbeck turned the ball in from close range. Five minutes before halftime, the Reds were able to regroup and believed they were level.
Marcus Rashford made a smart move to reach the byline before pulling the ball back for Hojlund to score. VAR was determining whether the ball was out of play during the buildup as the Dane celebrated.
The officials in Stockley Park chose to reverse the on-field judgment and give a goal kick after considering a few different perspectives. Many United supporters at the moment expressed their displeasure with the close call on X.
And now that a new perspective on the judgment has been published on Reddit, they’re even more enraged. Although it’s an extremely tight call, the image below seems to indicate that the entire ball might not have gone out of play.
One supporter commented: “This is crazy, how can they rule it out without a photo taken from above the ball? Disgrace.” “This camera isn’t right on the line, which has the goal line going right to left,” another person commented. From where the camera is positioned, it appears that the line behind the ball is going left.
United behind at halftime, Brighton persisted and added a second goal through Pascal Gross after the break. With 20 minutes left, Joao Pedro made it three to end any doubts about the outcome.
Moments later, Hannibal Mejbri scored his first goal as a senior for the Reds, but it was merely a consolation for United. The Champions League journey to Bayern Munich is up next for Erik ten Hag’s team.