Sean Dyche’s men went 2-0 up thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood, but were pegged back
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winning start may have come to an end but Manchester United’s storming two-goal comeback at the death against Burnley means his unbeaten start is still intact.
Many of the crowd inside Old Trafford expected the Norwegian to comfortably seal a ninth straight win in all competitions – and a record-breaking seventh at the start of a Premier League reign – but Sean Dyche’s men had other ideas.
Solskjaer’s United had not so much as gone behind before Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood scored for Burnley, who were dreaming of a first win at Old Trafford since 1962 until Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof sealed a dramatic 2-2 draw.
The overriding feeling was frustration for both sides at full-time, but this could prove a valuable point for a United side who were for so long frustrated by an organised side backed up by in-form goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
An Andreas Pereira mistake allowed Barnes to smash the visitors ahead in the 51st minute and, after dealing with a deluge of attacks, Wood appeared to put the game out of reach.
But that 81st-minute goal was far from the last act.
Pogba fired home a spot-kick with three minutes remaining and Lindelof struck in stoppage time in a comeback the watching Sir Alex Ferguson would have been proud of.
With Anthony Martial absent through injury, Solskjaer delighted United fans on social media by starting academy graduate Andreas Pereira in midfield.
The draw means Burnley are now 15th in the Premier League table, while United stay sixth behind Arsenal.
More to follow…