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Burnley vs Manchester United: Jay Rodriguez takes revenge away from the Red Devils

The Old Trafford side wanted to avenge their FA Cup elimination, but Rodriguez stopped them in their tracks.

By Wilian Estrella

The Old Trafford side wanted to avenge their FA Cup elimination, but Rodriguez stopped them in their tracks.
The Old Trafford side wanted to avenge their FA Cup elimination, but Rodriguez stopped them in their tracks.
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Burnley vs Manchester United was to be the opportunity for Ralf Rangnick's side to avenge their FA Cup elimination, but Jay Rodriguez denied the Red Devils revenge.

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While it wasn't Burnley who knocked ManU out of the cup, the Old Trafford side was keen to shake off the dismal experience of being beaten and eliminated by second-tier side Middlesbrough.

After a 1-1 draw and a mile-long penalty shootout (7-8) in which only 19-year-old Elanga missed his spot-kick, condemning Manchester to Cup elimination.

Jay Rodriguez's goal took away the Red Devils' revenge

In today's match at Turf Moor, everything seemed to indicate that Ralf Rangnick's team would be able to beat the Clarets, and get rid of the bad experience of having been eliminated from the FA Cup by a team from the second tier of English soccer. 

And with the first goal of the match, scored by Paul Pogba in the 18th minute, the Red Devils looked set for a resounding victory.  

With a well-orchestrated attack into the opponent's area, Cavani was in charge of pulling the mark so that his teammates were freer to execute the play. 

When Edinson realized that Shaw was coming behind him, he touched the ball to him and he immediately reached the end of the pitch to send across to Paul Pogba. 

The cross fell at the feet of the French midfielder, who did not hesitate and sent an accurate shot, which went into the goal and gave the visitors the lead. 

However, the match would still have a lot to give, but not to the Red Devils, but to Burnley, who did not despair, organized themselves, and in a counterattack, took the smile off the faces of Manchester United fans. 

In that counterattack, the last pass was precisely for Jay Rodriguez, who did not hesitate and in front of the goal made a precise shot that put an end to Ralf Rangnick's dream of taking the 3 points of the match day.

Burnley vs Manchester United: Clarets rob Red Devils of a chance to take 3 valuable points

With this draw that tasted like a defeat, Burnley denied Manchester United the opportunity to take 3 valuable points to climb up the overall Premier League table. 

And not only that, with this defeat, they showed that Ralf Rangnick's game plan is not capable against teams of a lower category than the Red Devils. 

This is because the Old Trafford team's elimination from the FA Cup came at the hands of a team from the English second division, and today's defeat was suffered at the hands of the team that occupies the last place in the tournament. 

Burnley has practically one foot in relegation, but their soccer today showed everyone that they can fight toe to toe with teams like Manchester United, who today did not field Cristiano Ronaldo purely for strategy.

Rangnick thought that due to the characteristics of the opponent it was better to use Edinson Cavani in the eleven instead of Cristiano Ronaldo. And the result has already been seen. 

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