David De Gea gets involved in VAR controversy
Manchester United looked to have wrapped up their FA Cup fifth round tie at Huddersfield on Saturday, only for VAR to get involved.
Romelu Lukaku gave Manchester United an early lead on three minutes to continue his run of scoring in every round of the competition so far.
At the end of the first half, Manchester United were left seriously aggrieved after Juan Mata appeared to put them 2-0 up.
Ashley Young put Juan Mata in on goal and the Spaniard scored from the angle past Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
However, referee Kevin Friend referred the decision to VAR and the goal was surprisingly overruled.
David De Gea Tweets
Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, arguably the best custodian in the world, is not part of the Manchester United squad at Huddersfield today.
De Gea rarely plays FA Cup games and is being rested for huge matches coming up this week. Against Sevilla in the Champions League and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Portuguese goalkeeper Joel Castro was Manchester United’s sub goalkeeper on Saturday.
Once it was announced that Juan Mata’s goal had been disallowed, De Gea Tweeted a simple emoji on Twitter:
Clearly this was to show how surprised De Gea was at a goal disallowed for his side and for his great mate Juan Mata.
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) February 17, 2018
Ban incoming for David De Gea?
In recent years, Premier League footballers have been slapped with bans for their use of social media.
Watford striker Andre Gray missed matches at Burnley for Tweets he had sent years before.
The FA have probed Everton defender Mason Holgate over Tweets also sent in his youth.
No one could possibly claim De Gea is wrong about this VAR decision, but it surely wasn’t wise to Tweet it during the FA Cup match.