• Home
  • /
  • Football
  • /
  • Manchester United Goal Would've Been Ruled Out Under Old VAR Rules

Manchester United Goal Would've Been Ruled Out Under Old VAR Rules

Manchester United Goal Would've Been Ruled Out Under Old VAR Rules
By Rory Cassidy Updated

Marcus Rashford scored after the break to double Manchester United's lead last night in their 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Erik Ten Hag's men got their first points of the season at Old Trafford against their arch enemies thanks to Rashford's strike and Jadon Sancho's first-half goal.

Mo Salah pulled one back for Liverpool in the final ten minutes, but it wasn't enough for his side who have failed to win a league game this season.

Interestingly, Rashford's goal in the 53rd minute wouldn't have stood under the original VAR rules.

Dale Johnson, who is the Editor of ESPN FC, took to Twitter last night to explain.

The goal was onside due to the tolerance level which was added to VAR last summer.

When a player is onside due to the tolerance level one green line is shown to viewers drawn to the opposing defender.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Manchester United also fall victim of VAR offside tolerance

The tolerance level has worked against Manchester United also in recent games.

With the level applied, Teemu Pukki's equaliser for Norwich last season was allowed, while Pascal Groß's opening goal for Brighton in their 4-0 win at Old Trafford at the start of the season also stood as Danny Welbeck was deemed to be onside before he assisted the German.

Johnson argues that Liverpool fans were calling for the introduction of a tolerance level more than fans from any other club, due to the fact that they were "suffering most" from it.

Advertisement

This tweet from Johnson backs up his point.

It is anticipated that this will be the last Premier League season with manual VAR offside.

UEFA has introduced semi-automated offside technology for the Champions League and it will also be used at the World Cup.

Advertisement

Specialised cameras will be able to track 29 different body points per player and a sensor in the ball will allow for more accurately determining the moment a pass is played.

The wait time for offside decisions is expected to drop from 70 to 25 seconds.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Roy Keane Cracks Up Jurgen Klopp After Reigniting Old Beef Between The Pair


Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Sponsored by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Balls.ie EPL coverage is proudly brought to you by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Whether you're scaling up your business or smartening up your service offering, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are ready to do it with you. Secure your next Volkswagen van for 2023 delivery now. 

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement