Daily Mail



MANCHESTER UNITED deservedly won the Carabao Cup last Sunday but their first goal was the key moment and doesn’t sit well with me. When the free-kick was delivered, goalscorer Casemiro was onside but another United player, Wout Weghorst, was not and appeared to be deliberate­ly blocking the run of two Newcastle defenders. It looked like a training ground move and it worked. Casemiro scored while unimpeded. But could one of the two Newcastle players have got round to challenge him? Not definitely, but possibly. So was Weghorst interferin­g with play? Absolutely. So why was he not called offside by the VAR officials? Because the offside law is a mess, that’s why.

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