That’s according to ex-FIFA and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, who spoke exclusively to Football Insider about a crucial game decision.
Raphael Varane’s first-half goal against Burnley on Tuesday (8 February) was called out due to VAR detecting Harry Maguire interfering with play while offside.
However, it took VAR many minutes to decide whether or not to award the goal.
After the current lengthy delay for a final decision, Hackett wants to see a timer added to VAR.
“It’s the correct call, but when a decision takes so long, the call loses its importance,” Hackett told Football Insider writer Ben Wild.
I’m close to the point where I believe VAR should be timed.
“I already believe VAR should be used, and there should be a post-match review.”
“I just think there should be a timer on it.” It’s gone, whether it’s 15 seconds or 30 seconds.
“If you can’t make up your mind, the decision is final.” Everyone is doubting themselves as a result of the long pauses.
“That includes the official. As a result, this was a simple decision that took far too long to confirm.
“Hopefully, this is another incident that will lead to a change in the law in the future.”
Man United lost ground in the fight for the top four as a result of their tie.
On Saturday, they will play against Southampton (11 February).