Mixed feelings for Solskjaer after United down Burnley

Sports | REUTERS 20 Apr 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with Manchester United's clinical finishing in a 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley but unhappy with their sloppy defending at Old Trafford.

United were let off the hook after just 13 seconds, when an untimely rush by Dean Henderson allowed Burnley striker Chris Wood to head the ball home over the goalkeeper, only for his effort to be ruled out for offside.

Mason Greenwood gave the home side a 48th-minute lead but they switched off and were punished two minutes later as James Tarkowski levelled with a simple header, United's static defense failing to clear a corner.

"Disappointed we conceded straight away," Solskjaer said. "We knew there'd be long balls, win the first one, win the second one and stop the ball into the box. The delivery was great and we had to work hard again.

"First one is a wake-up call for Henderson, he's a proactive keeper and luckily Wood was offside ... Dean is still learning and maturing."

Greenwood restored United's lead in the 84th minute with a deflected shot before Cavani sealed the win with a tap-in after a flowing move.

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