By Mark Smith

5th Jan, 2021 | 7:30pm

'Disaster' - Sir Alex Ferguson baffled by 'Unbelievable' decision in Leeds' favour

Alex Ferguson has been left baffled by the “unbelievable” decision to disallow Burnley’s goal against Leeds United weeks ago.

Ashley Barnes had his strike disallowed after Ben Mee was adjudged to have fouled Illan Meslier at Elland Road – something which caused outrage.

Leeds went on to win that Premier League clash 1-0, a vital three points in the race for survival in their first season back in the top-flight.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Ferguson claimed that the VAR system and on-field decision was a mockery to the technology.

“It’s a bloody disaster,” he said.

“I watched the Leeds versus Burnley game the other week — Burnley had a goal disallowed when their own player was fouled by the goalkeeper. Unbelievable.”

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Have we travelled back in time?

We thought this one had been put to bed, but obviously, if you want to make a point, the best club to use to do that is Leeds.

Many managers or retired figures make too much of a point when trying to blame officials and technology for their downfalls, and maybe they could learn a thing of two by Marcelo Bielsa.

El Loco never blames anyone but his own squad or himself for losing games, as he knows his players have done enough to get all three points in those 90 minutes.

The Whites only look forward, but there are too many that are looking in the past, guess we can add Ferguson to that list as well – time to move on.

In other Leeds United news, Rio Ferdinand claims Whites players could go against Bielsa

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