Man Utd 'row' expected over Edinson Cavani after Marcus Rashford strikes late winner

Mark Lawrenson has declared that a row could follow Manchester United’s win over West Ham United on Saturday as a result of Edinson Cavani’s controversial last-gasp assist to set up Marcus Rashford’s decisive goal. The England striker fired home in stoppage time to seal all three points for the Red Devils, who climbed into the Premier League’s top four as a result of their latest victory.

It was another frustrating afternoon for United on all fronts, with Ralf Rangnick’s side unable to break West Ham’s resistance for the vast majority of the match at Old Trafford.

However, they finally managed to snatch a hugely important win when Rashford found the back of the net with virtually the last kick of the game.

Questions were immediately raised over Cavani’s role in the move, with the Uruguayan deemed to have been onside as he held his run to collect Anthony Martial’s pass before sliding the ball towards Rashford.

Lawrenson was adamant that the goal should not have stood, though, as he ran the rule over the incident on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“He looked offside, Edinson Cavani, really seriously did,” said Lawrenson.

“There will be a row about this, I bet. The number of strange decisions from VAR we have seen, you never, ever know.”


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