Manchester United

More VAR Decisions Overturned in Favour of Manchester United Than Any Other 'Big Six' Side

By Amreen
Manchester United have had the most VAR decisions overturned in their favour
Manchester United have had the most VAR decisions overturned in their favour / Pool/Getty Images

Manchester United have had more VAR decisions overturned in their favour this season than any of the other traditional 'Big Six' sides in the Premier League. This season, a total of 86 incidents have been directly affected by the video ref, with the Red Devils benefitting more than any other side.

Last season, Brighton benefited the most, while only Newcastle United didn't experience a single overturn decision. According to ESPN, this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side has had more VAR calls overturned in their favour, as opposed to any of the other big six teams.

This comes after Harry Maguire saw his penalty claim turned down during the 1-1 draw with West Brom over the weekend. Speaking after the game, an angry Maguire claimed VAR decisions have been going against United.

"I was certain it was a penalty, I don't understand why he (Pawson) has even gone to the monitor," the United skipper told I felt a tug on my shoulder, it was slight, but there was also a clip on my heels and I was confident it was going to be given as a penalty.

"But it seems decisions are going against us at the minute, although we can't rely on VAR decision, we've got to do more in the game."

However, stats have debunked Maguire's claim. Manchester City have had three decisions overturned in their favour, Tottenham have four, Liverpool and Chelsea have five, Arsenal have just one, and United have had seven decisions overturned so far.

VAR decisions overturned (NET SCORE)

Chelsea +3

Everton +3

Brighton & Hove Albion +2

Burnley +2

Leeds +2

Manchester City +1

Newcastle +1

Sheffield United +1

Southampton +1

Aston Villa 0

Crystal Palace 0

Fulham 0

Leicester City 0

Manchester United 0

West Ham 0

Wolves -1

Tottenham Hotspur -2

Arsenal -4

West Brom -4

Liverpool -5