Coach Erik Ten Haag complained about inconsistent refereeing.
Manchester United drew 0-0 with Southampton in the 27th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on the 12th at 11:00 pm (Korean time). With this, Manchester United maintained 3rd place with 15 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses (50 points).
The league needed a rebound. Manchester United suffered a catastrophic 0-7 defeat to Liverpool in the last round and the mood was dampened. Fortunately, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) held during the week, he took a breather by winning 4-1 against Real Betis.
However, the opponent was not easy. It was Southampton, which was located at the bottom of the league, but it was because it was maintaining a good flow in the recent acting coach Ruben Seles. In the acting manager Seles, Southampton captured Chelsea and Leicester City.
On this day, Southampton also harassed Man Utd by showing dominance in midfield control and flanking attacks. Variables arose in the tense flow. In the 34th minute of the first half, Casemiro made a deep tackle with Carlos Alcacer in the process of a ball duel. The referee initially issued a warning, but as a result of video review (VAR) confirmation, it was deemed a ‘violent act’ and declared an exit. 토토사이트
The game took a sharp turn. Southampton continued to attack. Manager Ten Haag replaced Boot Verhost with Scott McTominay to fill the midfield. After dropping the line, United tried to score through a quick counterattack. However, the goalkeepers of both teams made saves and the game ended 0-0.
After the game, coach Ten Haag was very angry. He said strongly, “The players say they don’t know what the standard is now. I saw this in the EPL yesterday. I didn’t check the VAR before Leicester and Chelsea, but I saw it again today.”
“Two penalty kick situations, but VAR wasn’t involved. There was obvious handball. Then what the hell is the standard? It’s inconsistent. Referees set standards at the beginning of the season, and this is the EPL. Casemiro has played over 500 games He didn’t even get a single red card, but when he came here he got two. He’s tough but he’s a fair player.”
Casemiro suffered his 2nd ejection of the season. He was also sent off against Crystal Palace in February. His 2nd ejection of the season escalated the disciplinary action, forcing him to be suspended for 4 games. Coach Ten Hag seems to be in more trouble.