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VAR Controversy As Fans Think Edinson Cavani Was Clearly Offside For Marcus Rashford's Last-Gasp Win

Manchester United's dramatic last-gasp victory over West Ham was dogged by controversy, with many believing Edinson Cavani was "obviously" offside.

In the dying embers, all three United replacements combined, with Anthony Martial finding Edinson Cavani, who laid it on a plate for Marcus Rashford to break the deadlock with just 26 seconds remaining.

Although VAR flagged the action as offside, the goal stayed as United moved into the top four with a stunning late win.

However, photos of Cavani have sparked outrage, with many believing the Uruguayan was veering offside throughout the move:

You will not persuade me that Cavani was not offside. TTwmk55buBSean CD30 (@SeanCD30) 22nd of January, 2022

Cavani is unquestionably offside. How did VAR miss this?

#AFCON2021 — Eric Njiiru (@EricNjiiru) 22nd of January, 2022

As is customary, West Ham was plundered. Cavani is not onside.

WHUFC Thomas (@ThomasWHUFC)22 January 2022- There was much discussion regarding Cavani's probable offside, but the VAR confirmed that he was onside.

AFC Ajax (@TheEuropeanLad) - January 22nd, 2022

This league is rife with corruption, ffs. How could VAR miss the fact that Cavani was around 5 yards offside?!?! Furious

— Carlton Cole9 (@CarltonFake)22nd of January, 2022

It appeared to be offside, but I don't believe VAR was going to rule that out. It's similar to Cavani's chip from last season.

@utdarena 22nd of January, 2022

Cavani was clearly on the wrong side of the ball. Unbelievable image obtained via

Ryvvus (@ryvvus) —Aymèn Bengourina 22nd of January, 2022

Is Cavani not offside or am I misreading the situation?

ShaunlfcT (@FSGOUT)22nd of January, 2022

So Kane was deemed offside while Cavani was deemed onside? Make sense of it, AhMason (@FtblMason) ( 22nd of January, 2022

VAR has just allowed Manchester United to score the game-winning goal in the last seconds.

Is Cavani a tad offside? Twitter image of # mufc

— Jay White (@jaywhite1) (twitter: @jaywhite1)22nd of January, 2022

Because VAR declined to draw its own line on this one, I did so for them. Cavani was clearly on the wrong side of the ball. I'm still reeling from this robbery. # MUNWHU

22nd of January, 2022— M1 Football Club (@WeAreOzil)

Is Cavani not in the offside position?

22nd of January, 2022—Saz (@SazMCFC):

United have moved into the top four for the first time since October, one point ahead of today's opponents West Ham, who have a game in hand.

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