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Erik ten Hag claims referee made THREE mistakes during Man United draw vs Burnley



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Erik ten Hag claims the referee made three mistakes as Manchester United drew 1-1 with Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The result leaves the club sixth in the Premier League table.

After a thrilling 4-2 comeback win against Sheffield United midweek, Manchester United fans were buzzing with excitement as they welcomed Burnley to Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Both teams created numerous scoring opportunities, but neither could find the back of the net in the first 80 minutes. It wasn’t until late in the game that Antony capitalised on a loose pass to give United the lead.

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However, a defensive mix-up between Casemiro and André Onana gifted Burnley a penalty just five minutes after United’s goal. Zeki Amdouni calmly converted from the spot, ensuring the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Concerning the penalty, Ten Hag explained that he knew it was a fair call but claimed that the referee made three further mistakes, stating that United should have had three penalties.

“I can see that. It is a penalty,” Ten Hag admitted to the BBC after the game. “But, in the other box I have seen a minimum of three penalties.

“The refereeing is really inconsistent. If you take the penalty last week against Aaron Wan-Bissaka, why. wasn’t today? There was a minimum of one penalty against Garnacho.”

Beyond this, he admitted that United “gave away” the three points during a sunny afternoon at Old Trafford.

“We put ourselves in a winning position, and over long courses of the game, we dominated,” he said. “Only the second part of the first half where we conceded some chances, but the rest of the game was ours. We were in a winning position, and we gave it away.”

He continued: “Every team gives up opportunities. But, when it is up to us, it is weird. We created loads of chances as well. We are one of the most dynamic and entertaining teams in the league at this moment.

“We are creating loads of chances by playing good football. it was unnecessary to lose control. We repaired this at half-time, and the second half was much better.”

Speaking further, Ten Hag admitted that Europa League qualification is now the most likely outcome for this season: “That is the facts. It is not easy to get fourth when you’re so far behind. We needed to win.

“The past few weeks, we’ve got in winning positions and then given it away. The gap is too big in this phase of the season.”