Manchester United 0-2 Burnley: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men slump to embarrassing defeat

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Manchester United have now suffered eight Premier League defeats this season after slumping to a 2-0 home loss against Burnley on Wednesday night.

This latest result piles further pressure on the under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who seems to have lost the confidence of many of the club’s supporters.

Chris Wood opened the scoring shortly before half-time before Jay Rodriguez doubled the visitors’ advantage with a rocket in the 56th minute.

United now have their worst Premier League points tally after 23 games (34) since 1990.

The Premier League giants might still be fifth in the table but they currently find themselves 30 points behind league leaders Liverpool and just 11 points away from the bottom three.

Man Utd were poor during the opening 45 minutes but were presented with several opportunities to score before Burnley eventually broke the deadlock.

Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Daniel James all spurned opportunities and United paid the price in the 39th minute.

Ben Mee’s header fell to Wood, who reacted quickest to turn the ball past David de Gea on the half-volley.

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Solskjaer reacted by sending on Mason Greenwood for the ineffective Andreas Pereira at half-time, but the change had little impact.

Instead, it was Burnley who scored the game’s second goal through Rodriguez, who netted a contender for Goal of the Month.

The 30-year-old pulled away from recently-appointed United captain Harry Maguire before lashing the ball past De Gea at the Spaniard’s near post.

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What a hit.

Furious United fans inside Old Trafford reacted by making their anger clear to the club’s board.

“We want our United back!” was soon followed by chants of “Stand up, if you hate the Glazers!”

Greenwood, who has been one of the shining lights in an otherwise immensely disappointing season, nearly pulled a goal back with a fierce strike.

Luke Shaw then had the ball in the back of the net in stoppage time, only for the goal to be disallowed for a foul.

That was as close as the Red Devils came to getting themselves back into the match.

It’s been said many times over the past six-and-a-half years but it’s incredible to think how far the club has fallen since Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill left Old Trafford in 2013.

And unless things improve quickly, Solskjaer may very well become the fourth Man Utd manager to lose his job since 2014.

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