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VAR right while awarding goal to Man Utd says Gary Lineker

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Despite various pundits and managers claiming on the contrary, including Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Gary Lineker believes Marcus Rashford’s goal against Liverpool was right to stand.

Manchester United took the lead in the 36th minute thanks to the goal by Rashford who successfully got on the end of Daniel James’ cross from the right.

While he was celebrating the goal, many Liverpool players circled the referee claiming there was a foul in the build-up.

Rashford’s celebration halted as VAR checked for the legality of the goal. While it was clear that Origi lost the possession of the ball when Lindelof came in from behind and appeared to clip the back of his leg, VAR refused to disallow the goal.

Almost all the pundits in the Sky Sports team agreed the goal should have been disallowed but Match of the Day anchor Lineker had a different take.

“Deserved lead for @ManUtd,” the former Tottenham and Leicester forward tweeted.

“As for VAR: disallowing goals for that nothing challenge would really destroy the game.

Got to be for the howlers only.”

The game ended in a 1-1 draw finishing Liverpool’s long-running winning streak.

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