Man United beaten by Burnley
Manchester United played host to Burnley on Wednesday evening.
The Red Devils’ previous outing saw them dominated by bitter rivals Liverpool. So, they will have no doubt been keen to get back to winning ways vs the Clarets.
However, Wednesday’s tie was hugely disappointing from a Man United perspective.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on top for the majority of proceedings.
But United looked bereft of any real threat in the final third, and the hosts made a hash of any decent chances that did fall their way.
Anthony Martial had a particularly disappointing evening, fluffing two good chances in the opening 45 minutes.
United were eventually punished by Burnley, as Chris Wood fired Sean Dyche’s side into the lead with 39 minutes on the clock.
Jay Rodriguez would then double Burnley’s advantage in the 56th minute with an absolute thunderbolt of a strike.
Highlights: Manchester United 0-Burnley 2
Man United not planning to sack Solskjaer
Burnley’s victory on Wednesday was their first at Old Trafford since 1962.
It also meant that Man United remain six points adrift of 4th placed Chelsea, who have themselves been in dire form of late.
And after 24 games of the PL season, United have amassed just 34 points, which is their worst points tally at this stage of a campaign since 1988-89.
Opta would also release a rather concerning stat on Wednesday evening.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed United’s permanent manager in March, they have lost more league games (12) than they have won (11).
12 – Since Ole Gunnar Solskjær was made permanent manager in March, Manchester United have lost more Premier League games (12) than they have won (11). Nosedive. pic.twitter.com/GPaIthW5DU
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 22, 2020
But despite all signs pointing towards a United decline under OGS, Sky Sports News are reporting that Man United have no plans to sack the Norwegian.