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West Ham head coach David Moyes says the decision to allow Paul Pogba’s goal to stand was the sole reason for his loss to Manchester United.
Pogba’s long-range curler in Saturday’s clash came after Dean Henderson’s passing doubts in preparation.
The VAR could find no evidence that the goalkeeper’s arched ball, which was traveling high in the air, had crossed the touchline.
Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford followed the goal up to seal a comeback win for the Red Devils. In fact, Pogba’s goal only tied the score after Tomas Soucek’s goal in the first half.
But Moyes said Sky sports (via objective) that the controversial moment “shook” his West Ham off-court players.
“I think we played very well tonight. The only reason they stretched us was a bad decision. ” the scotch said.
“The ball went over my head on the touchline, there was no one in a better position to see it than me.
“The linesman claims he didn’t see it. It was a bad decision. The ball was out of play, the reaction of the players is the best way to see it and all of our players knew it was out of play as well.
“[After that] we turn off. It really gave us a bad feeling for that disappointment.
“I am pleased that the fans saw a very good performance, certainly for 60 minutes. Just disappointed, we couldn’t give them a result.
“I think we were very surprised by the disappointment with the decision the linesman made.”
Sunshine admits Man Utd had problems
United’s fourth consecutive victory in the Premier League only came after their poor performance in the first half.
In fact, as in many games this season, they bounced back from a goal down for three points.
But Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed West Ham’s strong display caused problems for his players.
Moyes blames Manchester United defeat solely for the decision that ‘shook’ West Ham