Manchester United 0-0 Burnley, Frustration at Old Trafford as United struggle to score, Herrera Sent off. Manchester United housed Burnley in the premier league game on Saturday afternoon and although United started stronger in the first half and created several chances but failed to put any of them away which kind of added the pressure as the half wore on. Burnley were compact for most part and looked threatening on counter attacks. After the break it was similar story, United coming out quick off the blocks but failing to opened the scoring. Ander Herrera got his marching orders in second half to make United’s task even more difficult.
Manchester United had manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Ander Herrera sent off as they failed to break down Burnley and lost more ground on the pacesetters at the top of the Premier League.
On a fractious afternoon at Old Trafford, United were left frustrated by a series of unsuccessful penalty appeals, a string of saves by inspired Clarets keeper Tom Heaton and the woodwork. Mourinho, who was incensed when Jon Flanagan was not punished for a challenge on Matteo Darmian inside the Burnley box, paid the price for allowing his frustration to boil over at half-time. He sat in the main stand behind the dug-out at the start of the second half but was quickly moved to the directors’ box, with a go-between running up and down the stairs to pass on his instructions to his assistants.
Herrera got his marching orders in the 68th minute, with referee Mark Clattenburg showing him a second yellow card for a challenge on Dean Marney, although the United player appeared to slip as he made the tackle. That eased some of the pressure on Burnley, who had needed an inspired performance from Heaton to keep United at bay. The former United keeper made a string of spectacular stops, with the pick of them being a Peter Schmeichel-style scissor save that saw him spread himself brilliantly at the back post to keep out a Zlatan Ibrahimovic volley.
When Heaton was beaten, United’s frustrations continued with Juan Mata’s shot hitting the outside of a post and Ibrahimovic’s looping header coming back off the bar. They had 37 efforts at goal in total but none were successful. United have won only one of their last seven league games and are now eight points behind Manchester City and Arsenal, who both won on Saturday.
Manchester United 0 – 0 Burnley Premier League Match Highlights
- 45′ [ Half-Time Report ] Burnley hold out United in first half. United started stronger and dominated in first 15 minutes but failed to score. After that Burnley found themselves back into the game as the half progressed.
- 68′ [ Two Yellow/Red Card ] Ander Herrera got his marching orders after silly challege midway through second half.
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