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Manchester United’s Lindelof strikes in ‘Ole’ time to deny Burnley

Late show: Lindelof levels to floor Burnley’s hopes of victory PICTURE: GETTY

Manchester United 2-2 Burnley

MANCHESTER United battled back to dramatically extend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten start as manager last night.

Paul Pogba threw them a lifeline three minutes from time by scoring from the spot then, deep into stoppage time, Victor Lindelof fired home an equaliser that was harsh on goalkeeper Tom Heaton who had saved well from Alexis Sanchez.

Ashley Barnes smashed the Clarets in front after Jack Cork had stolen the ball for Andreas Pereira early in the second half. Chris Wood then appeared to have sealed victory for Sean Dyche’s side, powering home a free header from Ashley Westwood’s lovely cross from the right.

A draw was a first blot on Solskjaer’s record as caretaker boss, having led United to eight straight wins since replacing Jose Mourinho, but the way his below-par side battled back for a point was reminiscent of his playing days under Sir Alex Ferguson and the famous ‘Fergie time’.

Pogba said: ‘We have to learn from our mistakes and next time start the game differently. You have to start strong, be aggressive. The comeback was positive, the result was disappointing.’

Meanwhile, Marouane Fellaini looks set to end his five-and-a-half year spell at Old Trafford with a move to China.