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Ranking Manchester United's comebacks in the 2017/18 season 

A review of all brilliant comebacks from Manchester United this season.

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Top 5 / Top 10 12 Apr 2018, 22:55 IST
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Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Paul Pogba scripted a fairytale comeback against the neighbours

Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as the head coach of Manchester United, the fans have had very few good moments to cherish.

After winning 13 League titles in 26 years under Ferguson, they failed to finish even in the top three in the next four seasons, a stat which might change this season.

It'd be fair to say that Manchester United under Jose Mourinho looked more competent than the side with David Moyes or Louis Van Gaal at the helm.

Despite finishing sixth on the league table, they won the Europa League and the League Cup.

If it had not been for a terrestrial performance from Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, the Red Devils certainly were in contention to win their first League title in the Post Fergie Era.

Despite conceding a huge lead to the noisy neighbours and an embarrassing Champions League exit, they played some terrific football in a typical "Mourinho" style.

The 20-time League champions are often regarded as the masters of comebacks for obvious reasons.

A few performances from the United contingent were really reminiscent of those "26 Glorious Years" and with the season just a few games away from culmination, let's take a look at the five occasions when Manchester United turned things around in the 2017/18 season.


#5 Manchester United vs Burnley (2-2), Premier League 2017/18, Old Trafford

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League
Lingard scored a brace to help United secure a point on the night

Without a shadow of a doubt, Sean Dyche's Burnley have been the best team in England outside the top six.

Their performance against Manchester United at their fortress Old Trafford was a testament to their exalting campaign.

Burnley were scintillating with their set-piece opportunities and almost drove a dagger in the hearts of the United faithful.

Ashley Barnes fired the Clarets 1-0 up inside three minutes after Johann Berg Gudmundsson's free-kick was not cleared properly.

A fantastic free-kick from Steven Defour made it 2-0 for the visitors in the first half. They came close to scoring on a few occasions and a lacklustre performance from the hosts added to the crowd's exasperation.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic never looked like having an impact on the game and Jesse Lingard substituted him in the second half.

He immediately had his say, scoring off a very clever back-heel finish. United started pressing the ball with intent and made the defenders work very hard.

United's resilience paid-off when Lingard steered the ball into Nick Pope's net in the stoppage time.

It really would've been a massive setback for Mourinho and troops if it had not been for the "Super Sub" Lingard.

The fans did enjoy watching their side coming back from a 2-0 deficit, but a draw at home is never a satisfying result.

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