Chelsea legend John Terry slams Arsene Wenger offside plans in Man Utd rant

John Terry was left raging with VAR once again following Chelsea’s controversial defeat to Manchester United on Monday.

The Blues legend and Aston Villa coach watched his former side fall foul of another dubious call after the assistance of the technology.

United’s Harry Maguire avoided a red card from referee Anthony Taylor or following a VAR check for his seemingly unnecessary incident with Michy Batshuayi.

Maguire fell over by the dugouts and put his studs into the midriff of Chelsea striker Batshuayi.

And despite protests from the Blues bench and the player’s obvious discomfort, the United man escaped unpunished.

Read More
Related Articles
Read More
Related Articles

The incident was similar to that of Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, who saw red for a very similar incident against Chelsea earlier in the season, showing the inconsistency VAR has failed to eradicate.

Additionally, offsides have been equally debatable and the difficulty in deciding tight calls has led to much frustration throughout the Premier League.

FIFA’s chief of global football development and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has proposed changes to the law to be implemented from next season.

Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry has been left frustrated by VAR this season
(Image: GETTY)

Wenger’s role at the world governing body includes sitting on the technical panel of the International Football Association Board (Ifab), which sets football’s laws.

His alternative suggestion is: “You will be not offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front.

“That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.”

But reacting to that proposal and off the back of Monday’s Premier League match, which saw Olivier Giroud have a goal disallowed for a marginal call with the score at 2-0 to…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *