Solskjaer confirms VAR will start against Copenhagen ​

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that VAR will start tonight’s game against FC Copenhagen.

It’s a welcome boost for the Norwegian who rates VAR as United’s player of the season so far.

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‘VAR has recovered from a virus and will start tonight’, revealed the 47-year-old.

‘We’ve a lot of talented boys in this group but for me, VAR has been the standout performer for us this season’.


The six-time Premier League winner cited VAR’s consistency as a major factor in United’s post-lockdown success.

‘Fourteen penalties this season tells its own story. You can’t put a price on stats that’.

‘It’s up to VAR how good he can be for this club. I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes on to become one of the most important devices in this club’s history’.

Solskjaer also confirmed that new signing Bruno Fernandes will take United’s obligatory two penalties this evening.


‘Ideally, we’d like the first one near the end of the first half and totally against the run of play’.

Bruno will take that one, of course. Hopefully, our second penalty comes deep into injury time with the scores level. Bruno will take that one ‘n all’, added the former Molde boss.

The former striker continued to lavish praise on the new technology which he claims bought into the Manchester United ethos straight away.

‘As a club, we’re used to getting favourable decisions. Like when Brucie scored that header against Sheffield Wednesday 48 minutes into injury time. Or the Roy Carroll thingy against Spurs’.

‘In fairness to the referee, the whole goalkeeper has to cross the line at Old Trafford’.

Meanwhile, United legend Gary Neville rates VAR as the best he’s seen at his old club.

‘When you think of some of United’s best referees down the years: your Howard Webbs; your Mike Deans – VAR’s right up there with the best of them, isn’t it?’

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In other news, the United boss also confirmed that Phil Jones will miss the rest of the season after dislocating a nostril hair in training.

‘Yes, Phil’s ripped a nostril hair out and will probably miss the rest of the season’.

‘It’s a blow for the lad. Especially so soon after that dose of haemorrhoids he developed from sitting on the bench’.

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