Manchester United’s nightmare season continued after they fell to two-goal defeat at home to Burnley.
It was a home game that should have been a simple three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But in the current state of affairs at United, there are no simple games.
We quite simply never know what United will turn up. Granted there are injury problems with the likes of Rashford, Pogba, and McTominay out.
United dominated early possession. However, they lacked any real quality up front. Any efforts that fell for an attempt on goal had no conviction to beat a highly motivated Pope in the visitor’s goal.
Old Trafford had a lot of empty seats, which is rare for home games. But it appears the fans have finally had enough of what’s on show.
The visitors were far more intent on a historic win that the hosts of making their home a fortress once more.
The breakthrough came in 39th minute when a free-kick was lofted into the United box. The ball was nodded down by Ben Mee and Chris Wood lost his marker to smash the ball into the net.
The second half, saw United make a change at the interval introducing Mason Greenwood.
The youngster was hungry to demonstrate his ability and serge forward to create opportunities but he could not carry the side alone.
A little over ten minutes after the restart, Burnely battled to win a header from a United throw-in.
They played a couple of neat one two’s around the United players like it was a training ground session.
The final pass found Jay Rodrigues who hit a stunning left-footer that beat De Gea at his near post.
United then decided to pile on the pressure, but still lacked any real quality. They had a goal disallowed in injury time.
But given the performance, they got what they deserved as did Burnely.