Good morning to everyone except for West Ham’s No.1 fan Martin Atkinson.
Unfortunately for Premier League club fans, the referees aren't focused on improving, just grandstanding and attention-seeking. Atkinson denied Ronaldo a patent penalty in United's FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Portsmouth in 2008. Another who likes to make it about himself.
What on earth is the point of the VAR if he doesn’t advise Martin Atkinson to look at the screen for the Ronaldo pens??
Hope Martin Atkinson has an awful day, because I won’t 👍🏻
It's in the Premier League's interests Martin Atkinson gives United (and West Ham) an explanation for his penalty decisions #mufc https://t.co/JWskqPczVQ
Sir Alex Ferguson, on Atkinson after the Portsmouth game, in 2008: 'It's absolutely ridiculous. I cannot explain it. Managers get sacked because of things like that and he's going to referee a game next week.'
PGMOL also needs to explain why the VAR - Darren England - didn't advise Atkinson to overturn the decision. Was he subservient? Too shy? Either way, it doesn't look like he knows how to referee even with the benefit of replays.
We were on for the treble again. Cristiano Ronaldo got absolutely clattered in the box at 0-0.
The referee gives nothing. We end up conceding a late penalty, a red card and lose 0-1.
Martin Atkinson was the referee, the guy hates us and clearly has a Ronaldo agenda. https://t.co/Xr3OjBtjoE
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I'm having one of the best Mondays of my life , while Martin Atkinson is still in bed crying over the West Ham loss.
Ffs. He's essentially the bald Martin Atkinson so I expect very little difference. Just another referee wanting it to be about himself
If it wasn't for Martin Atkinson Klopp would have won 2 leagues at Liverpool, that Leicester Keita non penalty cost us 3 points, if we won that game we'd have won the league
Still in disbelief at Martin Atkinson and VAR. The Coufal and Zouma challenges on Ronaldo are two of the most stonewall penalties you'll see.
Ultimately, we're lucky those decisions came in a game we still won. If spread across two games, those decisions could have cost us 4pts.
And finally, the penalty to West Ham in the 93rd minute. It's an absolute stonewall, nailed on penalty kick.
That neither Martin Atkinson nor the assistant on that side gave the penalty is simply amazing. The arm is completely away from the body creating a barrier.
You see Ronaldo drag his back foot on the turf and begin to fall before Zouma's challenge.
If Atkinson rejected the penalty because Ronaldo was already going down, it's hard for VAR to get involved.
Zouma was very lucky as it was rash and on another day the ref gives it. https://t.co/WLGerrR8Tl
What next? Ah yes, West Ham vs. Man United. This is should be fun......
Let's say it wasn't the finest of days for referee Martin Atkinson and VAR Darren England.
Four possible penalties, one given. But how many others should there have been? And why weren't they given?
Thinking about how Martin Atkinson did everything he could to get West Ham a point in that game and we still won
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Atkinson is the Best away team Manchester United have faced after signing Bruno Fernandes.
He nearly broke our away record but we serve a living God.
I hope Martin Atkinson wife leaves him.. If he's got one!
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Ole's tricky Reds beat a 12 Man West Ham captained by Martin Atkinson... 😅😁
Good they needed to announce something after Martin Atkinson embarrassed them all in the United - West ham game
So, dipped into yesterday's game again. Three penalties missed there, one for them and two for us. If VAR can't get those right it's an utterly pointless tool. Like Atkinson