Rio Ferdinand has blasted referee David Coote after he overturned his own decision to give West Brom a penalty against Manchester United.
Last month, Coote was on VAR duty in the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton and missed the challenge by Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk which led to the Reds defender suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
On Saturday he awarded the Baggies a penalty after ruling Bruno Fernandes had brought down Conor Gallagher in the box.
But after the VAR advised him to look at the pitchside monitor, Cotter reversed his initial decision to the bemusement of the West Brom players.
To compound matters for West Brom, Fernandes then went on to score the winning goal from the spot after retaking his attempt due to Sam Johnstone encroaching off his line.
And speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand was unhappy with Coote's verdict.
"It's a disgraceful decision," he said.
"He got it right first time. It's a nailed-on penalty.
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"How can he go against his own decision on that?"
Speaking after the match, Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted United had got 'lucky' with Coote's decision.
He said: "I looked at the penalty this afternoon at Villa-Brighton, and there's contact on the ball and the man. In my head, it might be a penalty, and there as well.
"We're a tad lucky maybe, but none of them are given so maybe the rules are different to how I interpret them.
"Bruno wants to [take a retake] - we had the same with David (De Gea) earlier in the season when he's an inch off the line.
"It's unfortunate for young Sam, he's had a fantastic game again, but it was hard to beat him today and that was the only way we could do it."