Paul Pogba believes it’s essential Manchester United quickly learn from their mistakes against Burnley and bounce back.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winning start as interim coach unexpectedly came to an end on Tuesday night at Old Trafford against Burnley, who were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City on Saturday in the FA Cup, by drawing 2-2.
Second-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood had put Burnley 2-0 up against United before their defence was crumbled late on when Pogba scored a penalty and Victor Lindelof snatched a 92nd-minute equaliser.
Despite having narrowly avoided defeat, however, Pogba was left frustrated by United’s slow start and urged the squad to make sure that doesn’t happen at Leicester City this Sunday.
“We have to learn from our mistakes and next time start the game differently,” said the Frenchman, according to Fox Sports.
“Like the manager said, you have to start strong and be aggressive because that’s what they were in the first half. We played like we were winning 1-0 or 2-0, that’s where we went wrong.
“The comeback was positive but the result was disappointing. The reaction was good, we didn’t lose, but we dropped two points we could have won.”
Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic agreed with Pogba’s assessment that United had clearly dropped two points instead of salvaging one.
“I think it is two points lost, we expect more from this game,” admitted Matic.
“We wanted to win, but after 2-0 down we have to be happy with one point.
“But we should play better, we have to play better, see where we made mistakes, to improve and play like we have in last seven or eight games.
“But this is the Premier League, every team has quality and will punish you if you miss chances, exactly what Burnley did today.
“We have to do much better, the mentality needs to be much better than the first 75 minutes.
“So we have look into the mirror to see where we made mistakes, to improve as a team then we will be happy again.
“But I have to repeat – today was not good enough.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 29, 2019