It’s very hard not to argue bias. There’s so many now that you can randomly pluck out of the hat that people forgot about.
The ball being out v West Ham is another. The Leeds player handling the ball that somehow made Weghorst offside, Casemiro getting sent off v Palace when the images shown had a Palace player doing the exact same thing, the Villa wall being 20 yards back coupled with the free kick being pushed 10 yards further forward into a shooting position.
I understand 50/50 calls but we simply don’t get 50/50 calls, we don’t even get 70/30. Bar v City I can’t think of any calls we even got? Even then the ref judged it on letter of the law and not subjectivity.
Close call goes against us and people are argue why they can see it went that way. That’s ok if not evens out but it goes against us every single time now
The ball being out against West Ham was very marginal, strange that VAR didn't review it though.
I missed the Leeds game so didn't see that particular incident
Casemiro vs Palace...I have seen them given, especially because everything looks worse when slowed-down on VAR
Casemiro vs Southampton...see above...I was right behind this in the Stretford End and several people immediately said 'he's in trouble if they VAR that'.
The real howler for me in the PL was the McTominay penalty vs Palace. That's a stonewaller and I see no redeeming feature or excuse for not giving that. That cost us two points. The free-kick not being taken from the right position is on the players, they should be on at the referee constantly to make sure it's taken from where the foul happened.
In Europe, we've twice had what I feel are very soft penalties given against us, the Sociedad one in particular was a disgrace...but surely we're not suggesting Europe-wide corruption?
In terms of incidents that have gone in our favour, I would add the Eriksen foul in the build-up to the Arsenal goal that chalked-off their opener. I feel that was marginal and could not have been given on another day.
As I mentioned to another poster, I think referees are over-correcting for some sort of 'big club bias'. It seems to me that referees are so desperate not to be seen given a soft decision to United that they actually go too far the other way.
What I don't agree with is that there is any sort of conscious bias or deliberate corruption...it's just incompetence and human fallibility