Manchester United had VAR to thank for their progression through to the FA Cup fourth round, after a controversial decision masked a terrible second-half performance in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

United took the lead through Scott McTominay, when his midfield partner, Fred, whipped in a fantastic ball and the Scot had the simple task of glancing it into the back of the net.

However, after a lengthy VAR check, referee Michael Oliver appeared to rule the goal out for a foul by Jacob Ramsey on Edinson Cavani, but there was confusion, even amongst the players, why it was disallowed.

Ings put the ball in the back of the net again five minutes later but, again, the goal was ruled out, this time for offside.

 

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