Manchester United vs. Burnley – Football Match Report – January 22, 2020

Manchester United vs. Burnley – Football Match Report – January 22, 2020

Manchester suffered a second consecutive defeat in the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

After a 2-0 loss at Anfield on Sunday, Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez scored in each half as United failed to close the gap on the top four.

United fans chanted protest songs aimed at the Glazer family, who have owned the club since 2005, amidst criticism of the club for failing to secure any new additions so far in the January transfer window, there is an air of crisis around United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain six points behind Chelsea, while Burnley climb to 13th place after back-to-back wins and secure their first win at Old Trafford since 1962.

The club’s decline since the departure of manager Alex Ferguson after their last league title in 2013 shows no signs of being reversed and the fans clearly put the blame on the Glazers and their chief executive Ed Woodward more than Solskjaer.

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Julien Laurens says Man United’s embattled manager won’t be leaving the club soon despite poor results.

The hosts enjoyed the best chances in the first half but Anthony Martial and Juan Mata failed to convert from two Aaron Wan-Bissaka crosses.

Burnley took advantage of United’s wastefulness after 38 minutes when Ben Mee flicked on Ashley Westwood‘s free kick for Wood to smash home.

After the break, Burnley scored a second after 56 minutes when Rodriguez produced a stunning strike into the top corner.

Thousands of fans flooded out of Old Trafford well before the end of the game while the hardcore supporters in the Stretford End chose to stay and continue to make their feelings known.

Luke Shaw had a late goal ruled out as United struggled to create any clear cut opportunity after Burnley’s second.

“(In the) 84th minute I saw people get up and go. That is unheard of at this stadium. Seeing people leave with disdain on their face. It is an embarrassment. The downward spiral in seven years has been remarkable,” former United defender Rio Ferdinand said in his role as a match pundit for BT Sport.

Since the start of 2020, United have lost three out of their four league matches by the same result of 2-0.

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