When Manchester United fought back to beat Tottenham, it felt like justice was done.

United scored a well worked team goal midway through the first half, with Paul Pogba playing Edinson Cavani in to score.

The officials ruled it out after a VAR check after Scott McTominay was judged to have caught Heung Min Son in the face with an arm.

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Son threw himself to the floor and then stayed down to milk his supposed injury. The referee fell into the trap and ruled the goal out.

United’s players were fuming, and there was plenty of sympathy for them on social media.

Former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand made his feelings known with a rant expressing his anger.

Ferdinand later made a jibe after Cavani scored United’s second, asking if it would be allowed.

Sky pundit Micah Richards also expressed his puzzlement at how the referees came to the decision they did, as did Match of the Day host Gary Lineker.

Fortunately United went on to win the game, preventing the incident from having the final say on the result.


At one stage it looked like it might, with Son going on to score and give Spurs the lead.

United fought back by scoring three second half goals, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looking by far the superior team.

United are now seven points clear of third and can move to within eight of leaders City if we win our game in hand.

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