Chris Wilder has once again been speaking about VAR and has insisted that something needs to be looked at ahead of his side’s trip to Liverpool.

The Blades were once again on the receiving end of a marginal decision as Lys Mousset saw his goal disallowed. Furthermore, VAR didn’t intervene when John Fleck was blocked off by referee Chris Kavanagh.

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Lys Mousset saw his goal chalked off by VAR for Sheffield United. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

It was the fifth time this season United have seen a goal chalked off by VAR. That’s the most in the Premier League and now, Chris Wilder has called for VAR to be looked at.

“We’ve had some big disappointments this year so the way we’ve recovered is testament to the character and mentality of our players,” Wilder said (Sky Sports).

“We obviously want to get the clear and obvious decisions right but at the moment we aren’t. It definitely has to be looked at because we are always looking for goals and entertainment and for them to be chalked off can’t be right. There’s got to be a better way of sorting it out if it is here to stay”

The latest VAR intervention meant the Blades had to make do with battling it out at 0-0 with Man City before Pep Guardiola’s men eventually took the lead through Sergio Aguero.

It meant an uphill task for Wilder’s team and they ultimately surrendered their unbeaten away record.

Looking after supporters

For most of the season, Wilder has spoken of looking after the fans. In his eyes, and rightly so, the game belongs to them.

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VAR has cost Sheffield United on a number of occasions this season. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

VAR is ruining some of the fan experience. Therefore, the Blades boss has once again slammed home his opinion.

“Football has always been about the debate but supporters are united against it and they are the ones we have to look after,” Wilder added.

Last weekend saw multiple clubs affected by tight VAR calls. Brighton, Norwich, Wolves, and the Blades were all on the receiving end of ridiculously small offside calls.

Chris Wilder, then, will be hoping for a change of VAR fortune when he takes his team to Liverpool this weekend.

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