Man United stumble in top four race
Red Devils drop to fifth after 1-1 draw at Burnley
Manchester United stumbled in their race for Champions League football after they could only draw with Burnley Tuesday night.
Jay Rodriguez’s second-half goal gave Burnley what could be a valuable point in their battle against relegation as they claimed a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.
Man United dominated the first half and after Raphael Varane’s goal was ruled out for offside, they went ahead on 18 minutes when Luke Shaw found Paul Pogba who placed his shot into the corner.
The visitors tried to add to their lead but Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford were denied by goalkeeper Nick Pope before half-time.
United were left to rue those misses as three minutes into the second half, Burnley debutant Wout Weghorst’s reverse pass played in Rodriguez who ran in on goal to finish.
Weghorst had an effort saved by David De Gea soon after but Burnley were grateful to Pope again for keeping out Varane’s backheel late on.
Burnley stay bottom with 14 points, four from safety. A first defeat in four means Man United drop to fifth with 39 points, one point behind West Ham in fourth.