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Ten Hag tears the ‘inconsistent’ VAR in Casemiro’s red card

Erik ten Hag criticized the use of VAR in the Premier League as “inconsistent” after casemiro he was sent off for the second time in his Manchester United career.

The midfielder saw the red card for a high tackle on carlos alcaraz during the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Sunday after VAR officer Andre Marriner advised referee Anthony Taylor to consult the pitch monitor.

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Ten Hag was outraged by the decision, particularly after the Leicester City defender ricardo pereira escaped punishment for a similar challenge at Chelsea’s joao felix on Saturday.

Ten Hag also thought that United should have had a penalty when Armel Bella Kotchap seemed to drive Mark Rashford‘s center in the penalty area.

“What I think is the inconsistency, the players don’t know what the policy is anymore,” Ten Hag said. “I think in general, you see this weekend Leicester against Chelsea, the VAR is not on the line (the pitch monitor).

“Today, it’s coming to the line, and today two penalty situations, it’s not coming to the line. I think especially the first one, it’s a clear and obvious hand. So what’s the policy?”

Casemiro has now been sent off in two of his last three Premier League appearances after receiving a red card for an altercation with the Crystal Palace midfielder. will hughes in February.

The Brazilian will miss United’s next four home games, but in his post-match press conference, Ten Hag was keen to defend the 31-year-old former Real Madrid star.

“There is another inconsistency, refereeing comes at the start of the season with a policy: ‘We are (the) Premier League; we are going strong and we want intensity’,” Ten Hag added. “Casemiro is in the European leagues in more than 500 games and he never had a (direct) red card, and now he has two. He plays hard, but he plays fair. He is playing fair in this too. Also against Crystal Palace. It is very debatable. .

“Everyone who knows anything about football, when you freeze, it looks bad, but everyone who knows anything about football knows what is bad and what is fair. Casemiro is a really fair player, tough but fair. note, 500+ major league games, never ejected.”