Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta reacts to VAR penalty decision in goalless draw against Manchester United

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has questioned referee Mark Atkinson and VAR’s decision not to review the penalty incident involving him and Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.

The Spaniard feels he should have won his side a penalty after been on the receiving end of a challenge from Maguire in the United box.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta said: “I felt arms around my neck and shoulders. The referee can make the decision, the VAR is there [to help]. In any situation the referee takes the main decisions and the monitor is there for him to help.

“It was 50-50 so why not take 20 seconds to review it? I think VAR can improve a lot. It happens, it is football, I don’t say every time there is contact there should be a penalty. In England there is strong physical contact. In football and in the Premier League always we should seek improvement.”