With the season off to a rocky start, the pressure on Ten Hag to steer the club back on course has intensified. Another defeat tonight would not only prolong the misery but also mark Ten Hag as the first manager since Louis van Gaal to endure four consecutive losses.
The game began with Burnley showing promise, coming close to breaking the deadlock when an impressive attack saw the ball collide with Andre Onana’s left-hand post.
Moments later, Jonny Evans appeared to have celebrated his 200th appearance for the Reds with a goal, only to have it disallowed following VAR intervention.
As the first half neared its conclusion, it seemed that both teams were content with a goalless draw. However, Bruno Fernandes injected a dose of magic into the match, as illustrated below.
While he may not have found the back of the net, Evans played a pivotal role in United’s opening goal. His exquisitely floated pass found Fernandes, who executed a spectacular volley. The strike was unstoppable, and in just five and a half games of this Premier League season, Fernandes has already delivered a Goal of the Season contender.
WHAT A FINISH FROM BRUNO FERNANDES! 🤩
Manchester United take the lead against Burnley thanks to a brilliant assist from Jonny Evans and an even better finish from Bruno! pic.twitter.com/qMdAxzZGwO
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