Harry Maguire slams Manchester United team-mates after Burnley draw

Harry Maguire slams Manchester United team-mates after Burnley draw

Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has accused the attacking players of not being clinical enough against Burnley after the tie ended a draw.

Man United opened the scoring through a beautiful strike from Paul Pogba, who made his first Premier League appearance since his cameo against Liverpool.

Before Pogba’s excellent goal, Manchester United had broken the deadlock earlier through a fine header from Raphael Varane but the goal, that was meant to be Varane’s first Man United goal, was ruled out because Harry Maguire was caught offside.

The Red Devils doubled their lead through an own goal from Ben Mee but the goal was ruled out for an offside.

A poor defending from the visitors inspired Burnley, who started the second half with great intensity, to get the equaliser through a nerveless strike from Jay Rodriguez.

After the final whistle, Maguire insists that his side were not clinical enough to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.

“You have seen the first half and then first 10 minutes in the second half we did not start well enough,” said Maguire.

Harry Maguire slams Manchester United attacking players after Burnley draw
Harry Maguire slams Manchester United attacking players after Burnley draw

“We have to win the game and be more clinical. Everyone knows in football the second goal is the crucial one.

“We have to see it out better, not concede a goal in that moment.”

On Burnley’s equaliser, Maguire said he felt disappointed, just like every other Manchester United fan, and admitted that he resisted the attempt to run into the face of danger during a challenge with Rodriguez.

“Disappointing goal to concede our behalf,” Maguire added. “It was a last man challenge so I did not want to make the challenge. David de Gea was close and almost made the save.”