Manchester United were lucky not to concede a penalty in the first half.

Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United were lucky not to concede in the first half of their 3-2 Premier League win over Newcastle on Wednesday.

    The game at Old Trafford, the “Red Devils” took the lead in the first half from Kobbie Mainoo in the 31st minute. In the second half, the visiting team equalized in the 49th minute from Anthony Gordon. But the home team scored two goals in a row from Amad Diallo in the 57th minute. And Rasmus Hojlund in the 84th minute before the “Magpies” scored another goal from Lewis Hall in the 90+2nd minute UFABET 

    However, Rooney thinks that when United were leading 1-0. Newcastle should have received a penalty from the moment when Sofiane Amrabat hit Gordon and fell to the ground. But the referee Rob Jones and the VAR team thought it was not a penalty. 

    “It was a penalty for me, he let the opponent down. Newcastle were very unlucky,” Rooney told Sky Sports.

    Dave Jones, the host of the program, added: “I have watched it again. It was a clear penalty. I didn’t care that the referee made a mistake on the field. But I don’t understand the point of VAR.”