We all know that VAR has the tendency to throw up some crazy situations, but it looks like the referee has mostly got this right.
There was a review for a potential red card for Burnley’s Robbie Brady after a foul potentially prevented a goalscoring opportunity, but you’ll notice that Luke Shaw goes in with a fairly industrial challenge in the build-up:
It could have been a red card for either side – a big decision for the referee!
After a lengthy review, the hosts are awarded a free-kick and Luke Shaw is yellow carded…
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Upon reviewing the footage Kevin Friend correctly decides that Shaw committed a foul which overrules the potential Burnley sending off, but he was then left with a huge decision with the United defender.
Gary Neville mentioned on the commentary that a red card was likely and it appeared to be coming when Friend took an age to walk over and produce the card – but it was only a yellow.
Shaw is lucky to still be on the field, but at least VAR has managed to make sure the Burnley defender wasn’t sent off when you consider there was a foul in the build-up.