Three things we learned as a poor Man United are held by plucky Burnley in 1-1 draw

Erik ten Hag made no personnel changes from the side that beat the Blades a few days ago. Andre Onana started in goal with a defensive four of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot in front of him.

In midfield, Ten Hag gave the nod to Kobbie Mainoo, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes. Rasmus Hojlund led the line with Alejandro Garnacho and Antony on either side of him. Here are three things we learned from Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Burnley.

Onana fantastic in the first half

Onana was undoubtedly United’s best player in the opening 45 minutes. The Red Devils started well and fashioned multiple clear-cut opportunities, which they failed to bury – a very familiar pattern this season

As the game progressed, Burnley slowly got into their rhythm, as witnessed by how well they moved the ball and strung passes together. The Clarets made very threatening overtures into Onana’s goal and luckily for United, the Cameroonian was in great form.

Just 20 seconds in, Onana made a great save to stop a shot from David Datro Fofana.

The United goalkeeper was again called into action when Leyle Foster fired a powerful effort towards him. He dived and got a strong hand to it to deny Kompany’s men the chance to take the lead.

Foster was thwarted by Onana once again, this time just before the break. He was put through on goal and easily beat Maguire to come up one-on-one against Onana. The United summer signing quickly rushed out of his goal, made himself big and came up with yet another important stop.

If it wasn’t for the 28-year-old, United may have headed down the tunnel one or two goals down, although they themselves missed many chances to shed first blood.

Onana had a horrible start to life at Old Trafford but it’s almost safe to say that he has now turned a corner and is showing why Ten Hag forked out so much money to secure his services from Inter Milan.

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