Rio Ferdinand Names the Man United Star Who Should be Blamed for Draw Against Burnley

Rio Ferdinand Names the Man United Star Who Should be Blamed for Draw Against Burnley

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Manchester United were on Tuesday night, February 8, forced to a 1-1 draw by Burnley in a Premier League game
  • The Old Trafford giants would have themselves to blame not to have utilized all their chances they had in the game
  • Rio Ferdinand has however blamed Harry Maguire for not doing enough which made Burnley get their equalizer

Harry Maguire has been blamed by Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand for the draw the Red Devils ended up getting against Burnley on Tuesday night, February 8, in the Premier League game.

Going into the match, Manchester United players wanted to win so as to put behind them the disappointment of crashing out in the FA Cup losing against Middlesbrough.

Harry Maguire in action
Man United defender Harry Maguire in action against Burnley. Photo by Tom Purslow
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And they indeed started the Premier League game against Burnley on an impressive note with Raphael Varane thinking he had opened the scoring for Manchester United in the 17th minute, but VAR ruled out his effort.

When did Manchester United score against Burnley?

Manchester United eventually got the breakthrough against Burnley in the 18th minute through France international Paul Pogba who recently recuperated from injury.

The Old Trafford landlords had numerous chances in the first half, but they were unable to score more than one goal against their opponents.

When did Burnley score their goal against Man United?

Burnley began the second half of the match aggressively and they had to wait until the 47th minute before scoring their goal through Jay Rodriguez.

According to the report on Mirror and Evening News, Rio Ferdinand was not pleased with Harry Maguire's performance in the encounter.

Rio Ferdinand's reaction about Harry Maguire

"This touch across Maguire takes him completely out of it. I don’t think Maguire is quick enough to have got there to affect that situation once it got beyond him.''

Manchester United’s top-four hopes dented after frustrating 1-1 draw vs Burnley at Turf Moor

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Manchester United’s hopes for a top-four finish took a stumble as they were frustrated to a 1-1 draw by bottom-side Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday, February 8.

Paul Pogba’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Jay Rodriguez’s clever finish past David De Gea two minutes after halftime.

It proved to be the same story for the Red Devils, who once again paid the price for their wastefulness in front of the goal.

There were some notable changes in the starting XI for Manchester United; some forced, while some were purely tactical.

Cristiano Ronaldo started the game on the bench, with Rangnick starting Edinson Cavani, who was back in the side following an extended break.

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