Manchester United’s coach, Solskjær, players insist on penalty against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United coach Ole  Solskjær, was seen talking to the referee for the game about the potential penalty which was not given and at the end of the day, the match ended in a goaless draw.

United’s players fume as Callum Hudson-Odoi escapes giving away a penalty despite handling the ball inside Chelsea’s area… with ref Stuart Atwell deciding not to award a spot kick despite VAR check

Referee Stuart Atwell decided not to give a penalty against Callum Hudson-Odoi, despite the ball striking his hand in the penalty area against Manchester United.

Early in Chelsea’s Premier League clash with United on Sunday, the VAR official advised the referee to look at the pitch-side monitor to check for a possible handball.

The ball clearly did strike Hudson-Odoi’s hand while he was under pressure from Mason Greenwood, however the spot kick was not awarded.
The ball clearly hit Callum Hudson-Odoi's hand in the penalty area against Manchester United
The ball clearly hit Callum Hudson-Odoi’s hand in the penalty area against Manchester United
Referee Stuart Atwell was told to look at the VAR monitor, but decided to not give the penalty
Referee Stuart Atwell was told to look at the VAR monitor, but decided to not give the penalty

It left the Manchester United players fuming, and Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville said: ‘There’s no doubt two or three months ago, that’s a penalty.

‘And there’s no doubt two or three months ago the referee on the pitch would’ve abided by the referral.’

Last weekend, there was confusion over the handball rule when a penalty was not given after the ball struck Kyle Bartley’s arm, however it became clear it had come off his thigh first.

Manchester United players were left angry and confused after the referee did not give the pen
Manchester United players were left angry and confused after the referee did not give the pen

VAR has been the subject of extreme controversy ever since its addition to the Premier League, with issues coming up often multiple times a week.

This weekend has been no different, after a bizarre incident where a goal was disallowed, given, and then disallowed again within the space of a few minutes during Brighton’s game against West Brom on Saturday.

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