MANCHESTER UNITED are struggling a mid-season disaster.
When a membership as wealthy and profitable as Jose Mourinho’s aspect is celebrating some extent at house in opposition to a membership run on a finances as small as Burnley’s, you realize issues are unhealthy.
After shedding the derby in opposition to runaway league leaders and bitter rivals Man Metropolis – and being knocked out of the Carabao Cup final week in opposition to Bristol Metropolis – this determined late draw was a excessive level.
After the 2-2 disappointment at Leicester on Saturday, the Purple Devils at the moment are trying over their shoulders slightly than up.
Boos had been heard for the primary time in Mourinho’s reign at Outdated Trafford yesterday.
Not loud, however audible.
Having conceded within the final minute of damage time to drop two factors at Leicester they had been behind inside the primary three minutes right here.
Johann Gudmundsson’s free-kick was not handled within the United field as Romelu Lukaku as soon as once more unwittingly assisted the opposition and Ashley Barnes fired house.
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It was two on 36 minutes when Ashley Younger’s foul on Scott Arfield noticed a free kick given to the guests 25 yards out.
Up stepped Steven Defour who curled an absolute belter into the highest left nook.
United responded virtually instantly and Marcus Rashford had a shot cleared off the road by Ben Mee.
Steven Defour whipped house this Burnley free-kick
The house aspect had been then denied by an unimaginable save 5 minutes into the second interval.
Younger supplied the cross and substitute Jesse Lingard’s level clean shot was parried up by Nick Pope’s outstretched hand.
The ball bounced on the bar twice earlier than being hacked away.
Lingard rapidly made up for that on 53 minutes.
Younger was as soon as once more the provider and Lingard allowed the ball to run by his legs earlier than he flicked it along with his proper instep into the far nook.
United had been again within the sport however couldn’t get a second till the primary minute of damage time when Lingard grabbed his second and some extent for United by firing a shot by a crowded penalty space and in.