Arsenal vs Man United: Mike Dean agrees VAR angle for Garnacho's disallowed goal not 'ideal'

Garnacho might have been onside if Gabriel hadn't taken a particular stance in defense. Image Credit - Imago

Arsenal vs Man United: Mike Dean agrees VAR angle for Garnacho's disallowed goal not 'ideal'

Izuchukwu Akawor 22:45 - 03.09.2023

Manchester United and old rivals Arsenal delivered a four-goal thriller at the Emirates on Super Sunday.

Former Premier League referee Mike Dean has added his voice to the controversial Manchester United goal scored against Arsenal at the Emirates.

Dean has expressed sympathy with United manager Erik Ten Hag who was livid with the decision to disallow Alejandro Garnacho’s goal for the Reds.

Garnacho came off the bench to score what seemed like a late winner in the explosive clash against the Gunners on Sunday. 

Arsenal crush United

The youngster slotted home after brilliant work from debutante Rasmus Hojlund and Casemiro. 

But the goal would be disallowed by the VAR for an offside which proved costly for the Red Devils. 

Arsenal secured a late winner against Man United || Photo Credit: Imago
Arsenal secure a late winner against Man United: Photo Credit: Imago

Arsenal survived the scare and went on to add two late goals thanks to Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus to thrash United 3-1. 

Following the defeat, United manager Ten Hag, berated the officials for three costly mistakes during his post-match interview. 

Before his goal was disallowed for offside against Arsenal today, Garnacho felt he had won it for Manchester United. Image Credit - Imago

"It's not offside. [It's the] Wrong angle,” the Dutch manager told Sky Sports moments after the game. 

Dean agrees, but sympathises with Ten Hag

In his reaction, former Premier League referee, Dean, felt pity for the United boss while agreeing that the VAR angle was anything but ideal. 

Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United manager was fuming at the officials || Photo Credit: Imago

"It is very tight. I can understand why the assistant kept his flag down," Dean said per Mirror. "At first glance, I thought it was offside.

"You can't fault the technology, they put the lines in the right place. I understand where the manager is coming from because the angle isn't ideal, but we have the technology in the hub to put the lines in the right position."

Referee Mike Dean in action against Manchester United (Photo Credit: PA Images)

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