Anthony Martial returns to Manchester United training ahead of Southampton clash

Anthony Martial returns to Manchester United training ahead of Southampton clash

Anthony Martial returns to Manchester United training ahead of Southampton clash

Stand-in Burnley skipper Ben Mee admitted Manchester United's dramatic injury-time equaliser was a damaging one and "tough to take" after Burnley came minutes from a historic first win at Old Trafford in the Premier League era.

It means United have still only lost to Manchester City at home in 2017, but they will be 15 points behind the runaway Premier League leaders if Pep Guardiola's side beat Newcastle United on Wednesday evening (Thursday morning AEDT).

"We should have won".

"The boys are doing what they can and they are doing fine. I praise their spirit, their reaction, the way they accept all the risks we took in the second half", he added.

The home defence looked in disarray in the early stages and Scott Arfield clipped the top of the crossbar with a volley from Johann Berg Gudmundsson's cross, after United again failed to clear their lines.

United piled on plenty of pressure in response with a long-range effort from Luke Shaw parried out by Nick Pope and Charlie Taylor clearing the danger.

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The Swede did not reappear for the second half, along with Marcos Rojo - the duo being replaced by Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan respectively, with the substitutions having the desired effect.

"We knew they were going to come out and attack us and press us and move the ball fast".

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has insisted that his side would have completed their comeback against Burnley had the game lasted "another five or 10 minutes".

Lingard came off the bench to flick home and give his side a lifeline, and Burnley were denied a first away league win over United since September 1962 when the England worldwide fired home in second-half injury-time. "We are literally at the end of our squad numbers if you like".

He will continue to be linked with any vacancies which present themselves at big clubs and his meticulous attention to detail is just one aspect of his personality which has seen Dyche transform from old-fashioned centre-half into one of the most respected managers in the country.

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