Solskjaer: The VAR officials were asleep during Manchester United’s draw against West Brom

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed VAR for their controversial decision in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Midway through the second half, the Red devils were awarded a penalty by the referee Craig Pawson for a foul by Baggies defender Semi Ajayi on Harry Maguire in the box, despite the United captain appearing to be in an offside position.

After consultation from VAR official Jon Moss, referee Pawson reversed his decision as he deemed there was not enough sufficient contact to give a spot-kick.

Solskjaer bemoaned the decision and even accused VAR of falling asleep during the game.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, a bemused Solskjaer accused VAR of falling ‘asleep’ over the Maguire incident as he believes his captain was offside regardless of the subsequent contact.

“I think we all want consistency and a fair game, but then again, there’s human error that we all expect from our game,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference.

“With the penalty we could have had today, it is a clear foul. If you only look at the clash between their centre-back and Harry, it’s a foul but from what I see, Harry was in an offside position.

“So someone must have been asleep in that VAR office in Stockley Park. Someone needs to brew some coffee because it could have been easily avoided by saying, ‘he’s offside, let’s move on’.”