Man United controversy leads Campbell to call for rule change

By Kevin Campbell

4th May, 2022 | 3:00pm

Cristiano Ronaldo: Pundit calls for rule change as controversial Man United footage analysed

Kevin Campbell has claimed VAR is “not fit for purpose” after Man United striker Cristiano Ronaldo saw a goal controversially disallowed for offside against Brentford.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton forward said VAR has “failed” on too many occasions in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils beat Brentford 3-0 on Monday night thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

As shown on Sky Sports (2 May), Ronaldo had another goal marginally ruled out for offside after being put in by Juan Mata.

Campbell has suggested the benefit of the doubt be given to the attacking team from next season for contentious calls.

“I’ve seen these lines and some are thicker than others,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

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“Listen, I don’t want to talk about VAR because it is not fit for purpose. We have seen it work but we have often seen it fail.

“I would like to see the striker get the benefit of the doubt in those situations where you can’t tell with the naked eye.

“If it is not working how it is, I don’t know where they are going to go with it. For me, VAR is not fit for purpose half of the time.”

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 24 goals across all competitions this season.

Only Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min have scored more then the Portugal international in the Premier League.

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