Man Utd denied penalty against Chelsea after Hudson-Odoi handball as BOTH sets of players berate ref during VAR check

MANCHESTER UNITED were left fuming after Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to handle the ball in Chelsea's penalty area.

Referee Stuart Atwell decided NOT to award the spot-kick after a lengthy check on the VAR touchline monitor.

The incident happened around 15 minutes into the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

Marcus Rashford fired off a ferocious free-kick at Edouard Mendy, who parried it into the air and over to the right of his box.

Hudson-Odoi and Mason Greenwood both challenged for the ball, which took a bounce as both players raised their arms.

Play continued as VAR decided to check the incident, with ref Atwell eventually stopping play to go to the TV monitor.

Both sets of players berated the official as he checked the incident from various angles.

Indeed, replays suggested the ball took a definite touch off Hudson-Odoi's hand, which was being raised upwards during the incident.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville was adamant a penalty would be awarded.

But the ref left United gobsmacked as he instead dismissed the claims and restarted the game with a free-kick for the visitors in their own half.


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