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Burnley Shock Man Utd With 2-0 Win At Old Trafford

Manchester United suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley in premier league match on Wednesday at Old Trafford.

Chris Wood spun off Harry Maguire to meet Ben Mee’s knockdown and smash into the top corner from the edge of the six-yard box to give Burnley a lead at half time.

Jay Rodriguez doubled the lead when he made a fantastic strike from the left-hand corner of the penalty area past helpless David De Gea.

This is the third season in a row that Burnley took a 2-0 advantage against United but the first time they maintained the lead at Old Trafford.

United, who were without injured Marcus Rashford, played a dull game as they hardly disturbed their opponents’ net.

Jeering fans couldn’t watch as their side continued to lose on their home ground and by five minutes before the final whistle, Old Trafford was almost empty of United fans.

Meanwhile, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed his disappointment after the match.

“There are loads of thoughts going through my mind. At one point it felt like we were creating openings and didn’t take them. Now, it’s one of disappointment. We hold our hands up, it is not good enough.” He told BBC Match Of The Day.

“The players are giving everything, they have done absolutely fantastic so far this season but they know it wasn’t good enough tonight.

“The boys they looked mentally tired towards the end, we didn’t find that creativity. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. When you are at Man Utd you are privileged because you are playing for the best club in the world. Sometimes you go through periods like this and it is a test I am sure they are going to come through.”

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on the other hand said he was pleased with his team’s performance.

“I am very pleased with that. We know it’s a tough place to come and it was a good performance from us. We scored two very good goals.

“They didn’t find any killer moments, which was very pleasing. Strong, fit and organised will never go out of fashion.”

United remain fifth with six points behind fourth placed Chelsea while Burnley climb 13th, seven points clear of relegation in the premier league.

Next, United meet winner of Thursday’s FA Cup third-round replay between Tranmere and Watford on Sunday, 26 January while Burnley host Norwich on Saturday, 25 January.

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