VAR was introduced in the Premier League for the first time this season and there is no sign of the controversies dying down nor of fans warming to the use of the technology.
It was one of several games which saw a goal overruled for the most marginal of offside calls, after VAR’s geometrical lines had been used to deliver a time-consuming verdict.
The Yorkshire side looked to have grabbed the lead through Lys Mousett in the 28th minute but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review found the slimmest of margins for offside. Place bet on Live Bet 24/7 on NaijaBet
Moments after the incident, both sets of supporters expressed their opposition to VAR in a loud, united chant, while United fans also adopted the ‘It’s not football any more’ anthem that has become a familiar refrain at various games.
“There’s no conclusivie evidence, blurred lines and angles. There needs to be a more clear way of defining it,” he said.
Asked about the City fans joining in with the visitors in expressing strong opposition to VAR, Wilder said he was not surprised.
“Up and down the country, all the people at Norwich, a four-letter word about VAR, these are proper football people,” he said.
Asked whether the system needed to be reformed or fully scrapped, Wilder said: “Its not my decision, it has to improve. Yet again, it’s the first question, eight or nine goals knocked off.
He was also upset about City’s first goal where referee Chris Kavanagh appeared to obstruct United defenders before Kevin De Bruyne found Sergio Aguero for the opener.
“I’ve been to see the referee and he has been honest about it. We make mistakes and I believe he made one too,” said Wilder.
“If he made the sensible decision then I don’t think anyone in the ground would have said anything about it.”