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Cavani: 'VAR takes away the essence of football'

Calum Atkinson
Calum Atkinson

19:30 14 May 2021

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has expressed his deep frustrations with VAR and described how he feels that football is "becoming a slog".

"VAR takes away the charm and the essence of football," the Uruguayan told South American outlet Dos De Punta.       

"You don't know why a referee awards a penalty against you or rules you offside, or even how it works. It is difficult.

"You score a goal and then have to wait two minutes before you can celebrate.

"Even worse, you celebrate and then they tell you it has been ruled out because your fingernail or your hair was in an offside position or else because one of your team-mates committed a minor foul that nobody noticed 14 passes before you put the ball in the net.

"Us players don't count when things like this are brought in. It's a case of 'Play and keep your mouth shut - you earn lots of money.' Football is becoming a slog for us, even if there is some passion as well. You need to keep a cool head to put up with this routine for a long time."

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Moving his frustrations from VAR to the European Super League, the Uruguayan described how he felt when the proposals were in the works.

"When the Super League came around I told myself, 'that can't be possible - if it happens, what can we expect next?'," he said.

"I don't share its ideas at all. I am not in agreement with it. You must not deprive more modest teams the chance of playing in the Champions League or stop average clubs from dreaming of competing with the bigger ones and having a place among the elite.

"You can't deny fans of these clubs the chance to have this experience."

One more year for Uruguayan Sharpshooter Cavani at Man Utd

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