Manchester United achieved victory over Crystal Palace harder than expected. Erik ten Hag's team looked better until Casemiro received a red card after the referee reacted to VAR. The Dutchman is angry about the referee's decisions, considering there have been many strange decisions lately.
"Such things must not happen on the pitch. It starts with a bad foul. He could have injured the player. It is a big risk,” Ten Hag told the BBC.
“It is emotions getting up and both sides, this happens a lot with players pushing each other and also protecting each other.
Casemiro was protecting the player to go into attack.
Obviously, he is sent off and we are totally unhappy with that situation. He takes a risk; we all see that. He can't get away with that. But for me it is the inconsistency.
At Palace two weeks ago there was an elbow and VAR is not interfering.
And in this situation, he could have sent off more players. Be consistent and everyone who crosses the line is sent off, not just one player.
It is hard when a team-mate can get injured. Like last week, we lose Christian Eriksen to a really bad foul.
The team stand for each other and you need that to get results and be successful."
Erik ten Hag: A big compliment for the team
United had dominated until that moment. However, they showed unity and managed to defend themselves and deservedly celebrate.
"When you have 10 after a player is sent off and it is quickly 2-1, you have to hold on for the win,” said the Dutch manager.
“The first 70 minutes was all ours, we dominated the game. A big compliment for the team, we played with a lot of energy and really well in possession and defence transition.
In the last 20 minutes we showed we can fight and have team spirit." The Dutchman can be satisfied with the game of his team, considering that United looks compact, they have quality and they have to confirm that in the rest of the season.