Jose Mourinho demands changes to VAR ahead of Man Utd’s FA Cup trip to Huddersfield



MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho feels the Video Assistant Referee system needs "adjustments" but likes the idea of "fair" decision

Manchester United, for the first time, will play in a match in which VAR is being trialled when they face Huddersfield in Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round tie.

It has been used in the competition already this season - playing a big part in West Brom’s 3-2 win at Liverpool in the last round - as well as in the Carabao Cup.

But Mourinho believes the system still needs changes, claiming the referee’s decision time needs to be reduced for the sake of the fans.

Asked for his views on VAR, Mourinho told MUTV: "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.

"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.

"So if the referees are happy with that technological support, then yes, let's go for the VAR.

"I think, from my perspective, I like the feeling.

"Of course they need 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.

“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."

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