Why Solskjaer is unhappy with VAR after Southampton draw

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed Saints midfielder Oriol Romeu’s horror tackle on Mason Greenwood during our draw with Southampton on Monday night.

The Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw by the Saints thanks to an injury-time equaliser from Michael Obafemi.

The Spaniard came in late and with his studs up, planting his boot onto the inside of Greenwood’s ankle long after the ball had gone.

The referee gave nothing and neither did the VAR, so Romeu escaped unpunished

Solskjaer described the tackle as being nasty and wasn’t pleased with it.

“I know my ankle wouldn’t take that challenge as a nice one, it was a nasty one,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “But we’ve said enough about VAR.”

Manchester United legend Gary Neville who was on commentary duties for the match believes Romeu was very fortunate not to be given his marching orders.

“Do I not like that,” Neville said on live Sky Sports commentary. “I think that’s a bad one. The ball’s gone, he’s tried to do him.

“I think he’s lucky there, Romeu. The ball’s gone, they can be leg breakers those ones.”