Final Score: Manchester United 2-2 Burnley
Burnley almost subjected Manchester United to a shock defeat at Old Trafford but Jesse Lingard ensured the Red Devils managed to salvage one point. The player scored towards the end of the game during the added time and the game ended in a draw but Sean Dyche’s men were clearly the better side throughout the match. Ashley Barnes gifted them an early lead and then Steven Defour added another goal right before half-time.
Lingard scored a goal shortly after the break but even then the game looked like it was going in Burnley’s favour. It was only in the end that the player shattered their hopes of sealing 3 points against United.
Burnley Player Ratings
Nick Pope – 7/10
Although he picked up a booking, Pope put in quite a solid display and Dyche is likely to be happy with the way he is improving.
Phil Bardsley – 6.5/10
He made a couple of rough challenges and even picked up a booking but was quite sturdy to keep trouble at bay.
Kevin Long – 7/10
Much like the other Burnley defenders, Long put his body on the line to defend and it did work. He made some decent clearances throughout the match.
Ben Mee – 8/10
Mee put in a highly resilient performance today and was quite stoic for large spells. One particular goal-line clearance from the player was truly a testament to his improving skills.
Charlie Taylor – 6.5/10
The player was caught out on certain occasions but he seemed to truly relish the atmosphere at Old Trafford.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson – 7/10
Gudmundsson did his duty well even though he lacked a creative spark which he displayed in a couple of recent matches.
Jack Cork – 7.5/10
A resilient and calculated display from the midfielder ensured Burnley maintained domination in the middle of the park.
Steven Defour – 7/10
Defour came close to scoring due to a splendidly taken free-kick but David De Gea denied his effort. Overall, a good display from Defour.
Jeff Hendrick – 8/10
Hendrick put in a composed display but he knew when to amp up the tempo and kept switching admirably well.
Scott Arfield – 6/10
Made a couple of blocks here and there and went through the motions with energy.
Ashley Barnes – 7.5/10
His opener was quite influential and set the tone for the game at Old Trafford. He did pick up a booking but put on a well-rounded display.
Sam Vokes – 6/10
Put on a reassuring display but he picked up a booking as well.
Jonathan Walters – 5/10
Came on quite late with about 10 minutes remaining and did not have much time to make an impact.