Manchester United managed to salvage a point against Burnley through Jesse Lingard’s injury-time equaliser after somehow falling two goals behind to Sean Dyche’s side at Old Trafford.
José Mourinho rang the changes after the draw against Leicester on Saturday, with Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford coming into the side, but they would not have a positive impact, as the Reds fell behind early.
United’s defending at set pieces was exposed again as Ashley Barnes fired past David de Gea with just two minutes gone after a goalmouth scramble from a free-kick and it would only get worse for the Reds, as Steven Defour made it 2-0 to the Clarets with a fantastic curling free-kick from about 25 yards.
The Reds looked bereft of ideas and it seemed as if Dyche’s men would inflict a first home defeat for United on Boxing Day in 39 years, but the introduction of Lingard at half-time turned things around.
After somehow missing from a yard out several minutes earlier, Lingard redeemed himself, pulling one back by backheeling Ashley Young’s low cross past Nick Pope, galvanising the Stretford End.
United then poured on the pressure in the final stages, looking for that all-important equaliser and it came in the first minute of added time, with Lingard drilling home after a scramble in the Burnley area.
Mourinho will be slightly happy with the comeback, but will also ponder how United managed to start so poorly against the Clarets and go two goals behind.
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