Manchester United 2-2 Burnley: 5 Talking Points, Premier League 2018-19
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dropped his first Premier League points as Manchester United came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw against Burnley at Old Trafford.
Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the away side in the second half. Jack Cork robbed Andreas Pereira in midfield and played in Barnes, who made no mistake. The home crowd was shell-shocked and the feeling grew when Burnley doubled their lead. Chris Wood headed the ball in from Ashley Westwood's cross and it looked as though Burnley were on course for a memorable win.
But United fought back in the end. Substitute Jesse Lingard won a penalty and Paul Pogba converted it emphatically. They piled the pressure on for an equalizer and their efforts were rewarded. Tom Heaton couldn't parry away Alexis Sanchez's effort and Victor Lindelof pounced to make it 2-2.
It was an exciting contest at Old Trafford, one which had drama till the very end. Here are the major talking points from the game.
#5 Pereira endured a tough outing in a rare start
Solskjaer was brave with his lineup today and handed Andreas Pereira only his third Premier League start of the season. Ander Herrera was named on the bench and it turned out to be a not so great decision from the United manager.
The Portuguese clearly failed to get into his groove and made no noteworthy contributions in the first half. His major mistake came in the second half when he dawdled on the ball for too long near his own box and Jack Cork stole it. Cork played Ashley Barnes in, who scored clinically. Solskjaer soon took him off, bringing on Jesse Lingard in his place.
It was a tough game for the youngster. He is definitely a talented midfielder and at just 23, he has a lot of time ahead of him.