Vincent Kompany reveals regret after Burnley defeat against Manchester United

Man United overcame a three-game losing streak with a narrow Premier League victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. Burnley manager Vincent Kompany referred to Manchester United as “a wounded giant” after his team’s struggle to get through the Reds’ defense on Saturday night.

United and the hosts fought hard in the early moments, but the Reds demonstrated their strength near the half-hour mark. Jonny Evans made a brilliant pass for Bruno Fernandes to thump home the winner in stoppage time at the conclusion of the first half after his goal was ruled out by VAR.

While the Reds managed to pick up their third victory of the season, Burnley are still awaiting a win in the Premier League. Reflecting on the game with TNT Sports, Kompany regretted his side’s missed chances. He explained: “It feels like a week of good performances but maybe not the rewards. In the end for us, you look at the amount of players that we have to blend into the squad and it is [just a case of] looking upwards for us.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany says clubs like Man Utd are only ever 'one  loss from a crisis' - BBC Sport

“It was important for us to have a complete performance, we did, but there are a couple of moments where I am thinking, ‘If that goes in it rewards us a little bit’, but we go again.

“I could name a few [good performances] but you play against, let’s put it this way, a wounded giant and it is always difficult and it is always something you have to be wary of. I thought Burnley did itself proud today and on another day we get more points but the mentality we have, it doesn’t put us back, we will go again.”

Following Luton Town’s draw earlier in the day, the Clarets now sit rock bottom of the Premier League without a win to their name so far this season.


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