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Manchester United fans despair amid reports they lost to Burnley in behind-closed doors friendly


Manchester United’s underwhelming start to the season is showing no signs of changing having reportedly lost 3-0 to Burnley in a behind-closed doors friendly.

Erik ten Hag’s side have been far from their best throughout both of their opening two matches of the campaign.

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United’s last outing saw them succumb to a 2-0 defeat at TottenhamCredit: Getty
But Ten Hag's side are said to have fallen to defeat again

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But Ten Hag’s side are said to have fallen to defeat againCredit: Getty

Many feel they were lucky to claim a 1-0 win over Wolves before they fell to a 2-0 defeat away at Tottenham on Saturday.

Next up for United is a home clash against Nottingham Forest, live on talkSPORT, as they look to rediscover some winning form.

However, preparations for the visit of Steve Cooper’s side appear to have taken a hit with reports emerging that they lost 3-0 to Premier League newcomers Burnley on Wednesday.

Reports claim that United had experience in the starting XI with Jonny Evans, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial featuring.

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Youngsters Hannibal Mejbri, Alvaro Fernandez and Facundo Pellistri also played in the defeat, with the former involved in first-team training.

It may only have been a behind-closed-doors friendly at their Carrington training ground, but fans have been left concerned.

One took to X and with a series of laughing emojis, saying: “We are finished.”

“It’s gonna be a long season man,” added another, who clearly isn’t hopeful of their chances for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.

Even Evans' experience couldn't help avoid defeat

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Even Evans’ experience couldn’t help avoid defeatCredit: Getty

A third said: “Can’t win a friendly, can’t win a league [game] comfortably, no hope of new arrivals. United fans are in for a long ride!”

“We don’t play friendly games FC getting embarrassed both in public and behind closed doors,” said a fourth who also saw the funny side of things.

United are by no means the worst team in the Premier League so far this season given they sit 12th with three points.

However, fans will be hoping to quickly see an improvement in performances before their rivals begin to race ahead of them.

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