Manchester United did superbly to get through their Last 16 tie with PSG last night, heavily against the odds.
They went 2-1 up in the first-half and scored a penalty in the final minutes of injury time, after the referee was advised to consult VAR and give a spot-kick for a handball against Presnel Kimpembe.
The official watched a replay of the incident in slow-motion, when in fact, the ball was blasted at the defender from point-blank range, and he simply jumped, turned and it deflected off him for a corner.
If this really is a handball, we don’t agree with it, but fine. The problem is there’s no consistency as to this kind of thing being awarded a penalty.
Just look at our first-leg with Bayern Munich, for example. How was this not a penalty from Naby Keita’s shot, when VAR was also following the game?
This summer, there needs to be a proper revamp of what’s considered a handball in the area. For now though, we’d encourage any Reds playing in Europe to jump up with their arms behind their backs!
If we get through the Bayern tie, we’d love to draw United in the quarters. What an occasion that’d be!
Okay if man United deserved that as a pen yeah? Surely Liverpool deserved this? pic.twitter.com/6zO6sKwgy7
— 𝙒𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙞 (@AgentWanDijk) March 6, 2019