Frank Lampard feels that Manchester United have been favoured by the VAR in recent weeks ahead of Chelsea‘s FA Cup semi-final clash with the Red Devils at Wembley. United have had a number of decisions go in their way this season with the usage of VAR. Earlier this week a goal Crystal Palace‘s Jordan Ayew was ruled out for marginal offside, while Victor Lindelof avoided a penalty after bringing down Wilfried Zaha.
“People said it would favour big teams maybe, because of the pressure or fan influence,” Lampard told reporters ahead of the match on Wembley. “But those days are gone. VAR has come in to try and change that, not just favouring teams but just to get the right decision.”
“But there is always a human element to VAR, still, and clearly they have to make a decision. The confusing thing about some of the recent ones, and the one on Thursday night, is that it’s a very, very clear and obvious decision that was wrong and didn’t get reviewed and changed.”
“A few of those have happened and that is strange. I would like to think that with VAR you have to be level headed. Some might go against you or not, but we seem to be in a period where, in terms of Manchester United, they’ve got a few in their favour. It would be nice if VAR worked in our favour in this one.”