Manchester United midfielder Edinson Cavani has taken a swipe at VAR after claiming it has taken away the ‘charm’ and ‘essence’ of football.
The VAR was introduced to the Premier League last season in a bid to assist the center referee to make the right call.
Despite its good intentions, VAR has been criticised on several occasions by managers, players and football pundits for its controversial decisions and inconsistency.
Several football pundits have since demanded VAR to be scrapped off as it causes more harm than good to football, which is completely the opposite of what VAR’s intentions are.
The likes of Roy Keane and Micah Richards were infuriated by VAR when Edinson Cavani’s superb goal was ruled out because Scott McTominay’s hand touched Heung-Min Son’s face in the build-up to the goal.
Edinson Cavani has slammed the VAR for killing the charm of football as he claims that the center referee would blow for a penalty for an incident that happened a minute or two ago.
“VAR takes away the charm and the essence of football,” Cavani told El Jugones. “You don’t know why a referee awards a penalty against you or rules you offside — it is difficult.
“You score a goal and then have to wait two minutes before you can celebrate.
Edinson Cavani slams VAR “You celebrate then they tell you it has been ruled out because your fingernail or your hair was offside, or else because one of your team-mates committed a minor foul that nobody noticed – 14 passes before you put the ball in the net.
“Us players don’t count when things like this [VAR] are brought in. It’s a case of ‘play and keep your mouth shut – you earn lots of money’.”
On the Super League, which Manchester United and other five big Premier League teams joined but pulled out, Cavani said: “When the Super League came around I told myself ‘That can’t be possible – if it happens, what can we expect next?’.
“I don’t share it’s ideas at all — you mustn’t deprive more modest teams the chance of playing in the Champions League.”
He is an immense fan of the club since 2005. Miracle wonders where Man United would have ranked in the Premier League history if Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t given enough time to rebuild the team.