EPL: Robbie Savage slams Howard Webb after VAR mistake in Man United’s game against Wolves
Former Manchester United midfielder Robbie Savage has criticized Howard Webb, the chief refereeing officer of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), following a controversial decision during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolves.
In the match, Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana’s challenge on Wolves attackers went unpunished by the on-field referee and was not intervened by VAR. The incident led to an apology to Wolves and the dropping of the officials involved in the decision from the next round of fixtures.
Savage expressed frustration with the repeated apologies from the PGMOL for referee and VAR mistakes, stating that instead of apologizing, officials should focus on getting decisions right. He particularly singled out Howard Webb, stating that there comes a point where he needs to be held accountable for the errors made by officials.
Savage acknowledged Webb’s attempts at transparency and communication regarding rule changes, but he argued that apologies are not enough and that officials need to improve their decision-making to avoid repeated controversies.
Savage’s comments reflect his frustration with the perceived inconsistencies in refereeing decisions and the impact of such errors on the game.