“We scored three goals. That was different from last Friday when we only scored one goal in the first half. Tonight we scored three goals,” Ralf Rangnick told BT Sport after the Burnley game [1-1].
“At the end, it is a frustrating evening for us because we should have won that game easily after the first half and even the last 25 minutes we had full control and dominated the game but were not decisive enough as we were in the first half.
“I could not blame the team for not having a killer instinct in the first half but in the last 25 minutes, we had a lot of set pieces.
“In the end, it was a little bit a case of luck with Raphael Varane, the header by Cristiano, Harry Maguire, but in the end, one point for a performance like this is just not enough.”
United were denied two goals by the referee. Early in the game, Varane headed the ball into the net but VAR decided that Harry Maguire, who was offside, interfered with defending Burnley forward Jay Rodriguez.
Shortly after Pogba’s goal, Clarets’ Josh Brownhill scored an own goal after Rashford’s cross. But the goal was chalked off because the referee thought Pogba had committed a foul in the build-up.
These refereeing decisions are very questionable, no two ways about that, but United still had a game in their hands at half-time.
Yet they allowed Burnley to equalise and barely created anything to restore the lead in the second half. So they have only themselves to blame.