Erik ten Hag criticised “inconsistent” VAR after Manchester United’s Casemiro was the one participant despatched off following a mass brawl within the 2-1 win towards Crystal Palace.
Bruno Fernandes’ early penalty and a Marcus Rashford strike put United on the right track for a thirteenth successive house win in all competitions.
But Ten Hag’s staff needed to survive a nervous finale at Old Trafford after Brazil midfielder Casemiro was dismissed earlier than Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp scored to cut back the deficit.
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Just previous to his aim, Schlupp had shoved United winger Antony off the pitch, sparking a combat involving each units of gamers which ended with Casemiro receiving a straight crimson card for violent conduct.
Referee Andre Marriner was suggested to test the pitchside monitor by the VAR to evaluation photographs of Casemiro grabbing Palace’s Will Hughes by the throat.
“It was a very excessive stage first 70 minutes till the incident takes place and you then see this staff stands for one another,” Ten Hag mentioned.
“It’s such spirit for the staff and so they don’t settle for when a participant from us may be badly injured. That is the way in which Antony received handled.
“This staff sticks collectively, however in fact you need to management your feelings, nevertheless it’s actually tough in such a second.
“Then I see two groups preventing one another, I see two groups the place gamers, a number of gamers, are crossing the road after which one participant is picked out and despatched off. For me, that’s not proper.”
Players from each gamers got here collectively.Source: FOX SPORTS
United’s victory consolidated their grip on third place within the Premier League. Gloss was taken off the consequence by Casemiro’s crimson card and Ten Hag mentioned Schlupp took a “large threat” by shoving Antony off the pitch, saying he may have been “badly injured”.
The Dutchman additionally claimed Palace’s Jordan Ayew ought to have “undoubtedly” been despatched off for his actions within the combat that adopted, with the current lack of VAR consistency infuriating him.
“You carry it up, however that was one of many gamers who did even worse, I’d say, than Casemiro,” Ten Hag mentioned of Ayew.
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“With Casemiro, you freeze the second and he’s crossing the road there, however I do undoubtedly.
“You must be constant as a VAR. Last week we missed Christian Eriksen (who’s out for 3 months) by a foul foul. No interference from VAR.
“In Crystal Palace (final month), (Jean-Phillipe) Mateta is elbowing (Lisandro) Martinez, he’s operating for 2 weeks with a mark on his eyebrow and (VAR’s) not interfering. I see this isn’t proper.”
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira was additionally livid with the officiating. Vieira stormed straight over to Marriner at full-time, however, requested what he mentioned to the officers, he replied: “I don’t wish to speak about it.”