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Solskjaer Feels VAR Was Wrong To Give Man Utd First Penalty  

Austin Papi

Another Premier League match was dominated by a contentious VAR decision, one that left Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in disbelief as the referee, Stuart Attwell, awarded Manchester United a soft penalty against Norwich City.

It was the first penalty and Solskjaer claimed from what he saw that it was not a penalty.

The first penalty came as a result of a collision between Daniel James and Ben Godfrey in the penalty area. Solskjaer believes the Red Devils' second penalty for a handball by Todd Cantwell was justified, but he questioned the first which happened as a result of a "50-50 collision."

Solskjaer, who spoke to BBC Sports immediately after the match, said: "I don't want to talk too much about VAR. I disagree with the first one."

"The second one is [a penalty] but both should be retaken, the goalkeeper is a yard off his line. We are talking about it again.

"VAR is there to help but when it takes ages like the first penalty, it is not a clear and obvious error. When it took that long, it is a signal that it should not have been [given]."

The Red Devils were given two spot-kicks at Carrow Road on Sunday. Meanwhile, both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial failed to get any past the Dutch goalkeeper.

Rashford and Martial, after their shameful miss, made up for it as they got on the scoresheet. Manchester United, who stayed ahead, courtesy of Scott McTominay's early strike which led to a 3-1 win, made their first away league victory in nine attempts.