Rashford: ‘With the VAR anything can happen, you don’t know what to expect’

Marcus Rashford admits that players don’t know what to expect from the VAR anymore after Crystal Palace were denied a goal in a 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Thursday. After Rashford opened the score, Palace thought they had drawn level only for the VAR to rule out the goal because Jordan Ayew was marginally offside.

After the game Rashford said the VAR is too unpredictable. “With VAR you do not know what to expect. It can be difficult at times for both teams,” Rashford told BT Sport post-match. “Every game for us now is a big game, we were scoring goals for fun before Southampton and the last two have been difficult games, we have to work double hard to win today.”

“I am trying to be clever inside the box and find half a yard to get a shot off. We have bee improving in our pattern of play. The beginning of the game was very tough. Anthony Martial has done a lot of work today and makes himself available to receive the ball. It is always good when your strikers can score. We have to go and win every game, that has been the goal for the past few weeks but today has been good to refocus.”