Wolves boss Nuno worried VAR will take away ‘most important’ moment in football after Ruben Neves’ stunner vs Man United is reviewed

Wolves head coach Nuno has fears over VAR after seeing his side hold Manchester United to a draw in a match which was affected by a lengthy delay.

The Red Devils dropped points at Molineux with Ruben Neves cancelling out Anthony Martial’s opener, and Paul Pogba later missing a penalty as the game ended 1-1.

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Wolves came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at Molineux
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Neves goal was a true stunner from the edge of the penalty area, though it was forced to go to a VAR review as there were questions over a possible offside in the build-up.

Celebrations were slightly muted due to the review, and even after the goal was allowed to stand chants of ‘f*** VAR, f*** VAR’ could be heard from the Molineux terraces.

And Nuno, whose side have drawn both of their opening two league matches this season, fears VAR in its current guise could destroy the most important part of football – the emotion of scoring a goal.

“I didn’t want to lose that moment,” the Portuguese said. “I don’t know how they’re going to solve it, I gave my opinion to it, but it’s the emotion.

“You celebrate a goal and it’s such a beautiful moment, so when you are stood in silence waiting for it, don’t take that away from the people, because it’s the most important moment in football.”

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Neves has now scored 10 goals from outside the penalty area for Wolves, and Nuno had praise for the midfielder’s strike, which flew past David de Gea and clipped the underside of the crossbar before nestling in the back of the net.

“It was a very, very good goal,” Nuno added. “Ruben kicked the ball well, put it out of the reach of the goalkeeper. Just there, spot on. Very good kick.”

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