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Referee explains why Varane goal was disallowed impeded

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has explained to Sky Sports why Varane’s goal was disallowed against Burnley on Tuesday.

United captain Harry Maguire was deemed to have impeded Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez following a VAR review.

“Maguire was deemed to be impacting on an opponent from an offside position. He starts in an offside position – not an offense in itself.

“He decides to move back, whether that’s a ploy, whether that’s a tactic, we don’t know. But he bumped into Rodriguez and was deemed to have blocked him off.

“The referee, because it’s subjective, offside… was sent to the screen by Stuart Attwell, looks at the screen, sees the incident and deems that he has impacted on Rodriguez and therefore the goal is disallowed.”

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