Rio Ferdinand slams ‘disgraceful’ VAR as Man Utd rescued by dodgy call after Bruno Fernandes foul vs West Brom

MANCHESTER UNITED legend called VAR a ‘disgrace’ after it rescued his old side against West Brom.

Bruno Fernandes was perhaps the luckiest player on the pitch as he benefited TWICE from the video technology during the 1-0 win.

VAR has been slammed after it helped Manchester United to victory over West Brom

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VAR has been slammed after it helped Manchester United to victory over West BromCredit: Reuters

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Referee David Coote awarded the Baggies a penalty early in the second half after adjudging Fernandes had fouled Conor Gallagher but changed his mind after a video ref prompt.

That was despite TV replays appearing to show United’s Portuguese star whacking Gallagher’s shin.

Minutes later Coote awarded United a penalty for handball against Semi Ajayi — even though the Baggies player had his back turned.

Coote’s decision was supported by VAR and Fernandes converted the twice-taken spot kick after video technology

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