Premier League without VAR: Where Man Utd, Liverpool, Newcastle & others sit in final game-week — gallery
Where would Manchester United and their top four rivals be in the Premier League table without the influence of VAR?
Manchester United have all but cemented a top four finish and are set to join Newcastle in the Champions League next season. However, it’s not completely tied up just yet — the Reds still have two games left to play before the campaign comes to a close.
Erik ten Hag’s side need just one point against either Chelsea or Fulham to qualify for Champions League football after Liverpool were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Aston Villa. However, if Man United lose their remaining games and Liverpool beat Southampton, Jurgen Klopp will be the final manager finishing in the Premier League top four.
This season’s battles at both the top and bottom of the table have provided blockbuster entertainment but there has been plenty of VAR drama along the way as well. If VAR decisions were not taken into account, where would each side currently sit in the table?
We’ve pieced together how the standings would look without any goals awarded or disallowed throughout the term. Here’s where United would fare in their Champions League pursuit and what it would mean for rivals Liverpool.