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Jose Mourinho: 'I like the thought of VAR'

Jose Mourinho: 'I like the thought of VAR'
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho backs the use of VAR in football, adding that it could lead to more fair decisions in the game.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed the use of VAR in football, adding that it could lead to more fair decisions in the game.

The video referral system, which was first introduced for an FA Cup clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace earlier this year, has since been used in EFL Cup games.

United boss Mourinho has said that while the decision to stick with VAR lies with referees, he believes its use could make football games fairer in the future.

"When people ask us if we like it, if we don't like it, if we agree with it or don't agree with it, I think honestly it's a question for the referees," the Portuguese coach told MUTV. "They want to perform the best they can, they don't like to make mistakes. And sometimes they make mistakes because it's a human mistake and you cannot go over it unless you have some technological support.

"I think, from my perspective, I like the feeling. Of course [the technology] needs adjustments. They need to make sure that they don't change the dynamic of the game too much, the emotion of the game too much - people waiting a couple of minutes to know if they can jump (and celebrate) because it was a goal.

"But from my professional perspective, I like the feeling of a right decision is coming. [Whether] it's a penalty or not a penalty, it's handball or not handball, it's a red card or not a red card. I think a fair decision is a feeling that I like."

VAR will be used for the EFL Cup final at Wembley later this month, which will be contested by Arsenal and Manchester City.


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