Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has explained why Mike Dean disallowed Raphael Varane’s header and why he decided not to risk stopping Jay Rodriguez from scoring Burnley’s equaliser.
Man United got the breakthrough when Varane scored what would have been his first Manchester United goal but his header was ruled out because Maguire was offside.
United, who started the game on the front foot, eventually got their reward when Paul Pogba scored the opener with an excellent effort.
A few minutes after the France star’s strike, Man United got their second goal through an own goal from Ben Mee but the Burnley‘s skipper’s own goal would be ruled out for offside.
The Clarets started the second half on the front foot and got their equaliser, thanks to a shambolic defending from Manchester United.
Harry Maguire had a chance to make a risky challenge to prevent Jay Rodriguez from scoring but said he decided against it as he thought he was it was a last-man tackle.
“Disappointing goal to concede our behalf,” said Maguire. “It was a last man challenge so I did not want to make the challenge. David de Gea was close and almost made the save.”
On Varane‘s disallowed goal, Maguire added: “I think he [the referee] gave it offside. He said it wasn’t a foul.
“Interfering with pay, I don’t know. I don’t think Rodriguez would have been affecting the goal.”