- Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by a decision taken by Michael Oliver as his club is in danger of missing out on European competition following their 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.
The Portuguese believes his side should have been awarded an early penalty when Kane appeared to be shoved in the back, yet it was overlooked and an uninspired display from his side failed to break the resistance of their opponents.
The penalty stood after a VAR review and Fernandes scored his eighth goal since joining from Sporting Lisbon in January.
Aston Villa was not spared in this VAR controversy. Villa’s manager Dean Smith expressed his frustration following the penalty decisions.
“It all changed on the penalty decision. Fernandes’ first touch is on the ball, his second touch is on Konsa’s shin,” Dean Smith said.
“I can understand [referee] Jon [Moss] getting it wrong but if that goes to VAR I don’t know what they are looking at. It’s a disgraceful decision.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer disagreed: “I think it’s a penalty. The boy sticks out his leg, Fernandes does a fantastic ‘Zidane turn’ and he lands on him.” he added.
Mourinho’s side has won just once in their last three games and he believes they were the victims of another bad mistake.
“The same referee who did the VAR decision against Sheffield United, Michael Oliver. Opinions matter, it’s not only mine. Everybody knows that’s a penalty and when I say everybody, I mean everybody,” Mourinho said.
“Normally at minute five we would be winning 1-0 against a team in trouble, I think the game would be completely different.
“The game had the most important moment. You know when you know who. Like Sheffield, the man of the match was not one of the players. “he added