Manchester United’s disappointing set of results continued for the third game in a row, after they drew 2-2 for the second successive game in the league to put an end to their title hopes.
After being held to a 2-2 draw against Leicester over the weekend with a last-minute goal from Harry Maguire, United failed to break Burnley’s resistance this time around.
Since the derby loss against City, Jose Mourinho’s men haven’t kept a single clean sheet, as they managed to scrape to a draw at home.
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Trailing 2-0 down at half-time, United were in shatters before Jesse Lingard scored an injury-time goal to rescue the ship. The Englishman was also responsible for cutting the deficit after the break.
The Red Devils keep their 2nd place in the table, but are now only a point above Chelsea, who sailed at home past Brighton with a 2-0 win.
After the match, Lingard revealed what the manager said during half-time, and how it propelled the team to snatch a point at least, in another disappointing outing.
The in-form player told MUTV: “Always believe, never give up, we knew we had another 45 minutes to play so be patient. Keeping moving the ball, keep moving Burnley about and eventually we created two clear cut chances.”
United had momentum after the break for the first 10 minutes, wherein Lingard managed to pull one back. From there on, they languished to find something until the end.
The Old Trafford club could go 15 points behind their city rivals if Pep Guardiola’s side manages to win their game on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, United face Southampton next at home, and need a win badly to bring some cheer back for the fans.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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