Alan Shearer gives his verdict on referee’s performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over West Ham

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Alan Shearer has criticised the decisions made by referee Martin Atkinson and his officials in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo had two strong appeals for a penalty turned down by Atkinson.

“It was a very strange game in terms of refereeing decisions and VAR and I thought they got so many things wrong,” Shearer wrote for the BBC.

“West Ham should have had another penalty and United should definitely have had one – possibly two – spot-kicks, both for fouls on Cristiano Ronaldo which looked obvious.

“It could have been a day when those decisions cost United a win, but it turned out to be a big three points for them.”