Alan Shearer brands two Manchester United stars as ’embarrassing’ after Burnley draw

Alan Shearer brands two Manchester United stars as 'embarrassing' after Burnley draw

Alan Shearer has described both Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay as ’embarrassing’ after Manchester United were held to a draw against Burnley.

Man United dropped two points at Old Trafford when they fail to restore their lead after Jay Rodriguez’s early second half equaliser.

Paul Pogba had opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a beautiful strike, thanks to Luke Shaw for the assist.

Before Pogba’s strike, Manchester United had scored earlier but Raphael Varane’s header did not count due to Harry Maguire standing in an offside position.

And after the France star’s opener, Brownhill clumsily scored an own goal to double United’s lead but the goal was ruled out for a foul from Paul Pogba on Ben Mee during the build up to the goal. Absolutely shocking decision.

In the 47th minute, Jay Rodriguez scored the equaliser, at the expense of a shambolic defending from the Red Devils.

Alan Shearer believes McTominay and Maguire were embarrassing after they failed to stop Weghorst in the build up to the goal.

Alan Shearer slams Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire for their roles in Burnley's equaliser
Alan Shearer slams Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire for their roles in Burnley’s equaliser

‘From Manchester United’s point of view, I mean Maguire and McTominay? The lack of effort and the lack of a tackle from Maguire and McTominay was embarrassing in that midfield,’ Shearer told Premier League Productions.

‘It was far too easy and that’s how Burnley scored.’

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel added: ‘You can read whatever you want into statistics but when you concede 31 goals that Man United have, you’re not a top-four team then.

Newcastle who just got out of the bottom have conceded the most goals with 44. It’s not that far off. They’ve conceded 13 more and they are at the bottom.

‘You cannot conceded that many goals it’s simple as that. You have to keep it tight at the back and then if it’s a 1-0 you have to have the ability to bring that 1-0 victory home if you want to consider yourself top four.’