Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has blamed the lack of video replays for referees in his side’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday.
United should have equalized when Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed past Everton keeper Joel Robles in the 71st minute, but the goal was wrongly ruled off for offside.
Although United still equalized much later in the game, Mourinho feels hard done by a decision which would not have existed with video assistance.
“With the VAR (video assistant referee), we win this game 2-1 because it’s not an offside,” Mourinho told BT Sport at Old Trafford.
“But it’s a difficult one for the linesman. I’m not critical of the linesman. I just say when the VAR comes, it will help everyone, especially the linesmen and referees.”
Video technology has already been tried in international games, but has not yet been introduced into the English Premier League.
The draw was Manchester United’s 4th of the season, and let them 4 points shy of 4th placed Manchester City.
“The performance was not very good,” said Mourinho, whose side drew 0-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
“The spirit in the second half was phenomenal, with some players really in trouble.
“Some by the physical point of view, some others clearly with the confidence level low and difficult to perform better. But they fought until the last second.”