Harry Maguire has blamed a wrong VAR decision for the Manchester United and English centre-half not winning a penalty despite the fact he was offside for the challenge so it could not have been awarded.
The Manchester United captain seemed a bit bothered during his post match interview as he stated that VAR was at fault for the defender not getting a penalty, it seems no one told him that he was offside for the challenge anyway.
A very poor performance from a side in the top 4 as they just dropped points to 19th place West Brom.
🗣"I was so certain it was a penalty, I don't know why he has been sent to the monitor to even check it"
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes he should have had a penalty in the 2nd half pic.twitter.com/rYonVeKtQU
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 14, 2021
Here is the challenge he is complaining about where he is clearly offside as the free-kick is launched into the box.
PENALTY OVERTURNED! 🔄
Craig Pawson consults the monitor and decides that Ajayi hasn't made sufficient contact for Maguire to go to ground. No penalty.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 14, 2021
It’s hard to tell if there’s really enough contact for a penalty but one thing is certain, it never would have been given if the referee checked for offside so he has nothing to talk about with this.