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Ten Hag admits Man Utd ‘have to look in the mirror’ as Burnley grab late draw

Erik ten Hag was left “very frustrated” after Man United failed to hold onto their lead against Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday. 

Antony broke the deadlock in the 79th minute, capitalising on a poor pass from Sander Berge to intercept the ball and score.

The hosts gave away a penalty though, after goalkeeper Andre Onana struck Zeki Amdouni with his arm while jumping for the ball.


The Swiss international duly converted from the spot for the equaliser with three minutes of normal time remaining, giving the Clarets a much needed point in the Premier League relegation battle.

“Strong start to the game,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports. “Loads of chances then we lost in control in second part of first half. Burnley came back in the game and had some chances. Second half was all ours and we are in a winning position and we give the game away at the end.

“Very frustrated, shouldn’t happen. You put yourself in difficult positions. Over many phases of the game we did very good so at the end we have to take the three points and the clean sheet. We gave it away again at the end.

“We put ourselves in a winning position by playing some good football – creating loads of chances and then to give it away in the end in the final minutes it’s so unnecessary.”

Asked if that was down to bad luck or mentality, Ten Hag responded: “Both – bad luck and we are not lucky with the refereeing in recent weeks. We’ve conceded so many penalties, this one is justified but other ones. If you make [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka in the final a penalty then what is this [Alejandro Garnacho penalty claim]. Where is the consistency?

“We have to look in the mirror. We made a mistake, but you take responsibility and they should understand what it means for a team and for a manager.”

Man United are not back in action until Monday, 6 May, when they travel to Selhurst Park to face Oliver Glassner’s Crystal Palace.

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