Thomas Tuchel delivers verdict on controversial VAR decision during Chelsea vs Man Utd

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Thomas Tuchel believes Stuart Attwell did 'everything right' after Chelsea were handed a VAR decision in their favour during their goalless draw against Manchester United.

It was a stalemate in west London on Sunday evening between Tuchel and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's respective side's, but it didn't go without controversy.

In the first-half, VAR checked for a possible handball against Callum Hudson-Odoi after Attwell initially waved play on. After going to the monitor, they stuck with their initial decision.

Tuchel delivered his verdict post-match: "I don’t know why we had to check VAR for the penalty decision. 

"In my opinion, the referee did everything right. The Manchester United player [Greenwood] plays it with his hand. I saw this in real time and I saw it again on the iPad. There was no need to check this on the monitor and the referee got the decision totally right to begin with.


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"I don’t know why he was told to check it but I am glad it wasn’t given as a penalty because that would be even worse!"

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw was livid after making a strong claim against Attwell over his words with Reds skipper Harry Maguire. 

He told Sky Sports: "I even heard the referee say to H [Maguire] if I say it's a pen then it's going to cause a lot of people to talk afterwards."

United boss Solskjaer was also not impressed claiming it was '100 per cent' a penalty. 


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