Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Manchester United star Jesse Lingard went down too easily to win a penalty as United fought back from two goals down to earn a dramatic draw with Burnley at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
Jesse went down in the box under a challenge from Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick in the 86th minute, with Paul Pogba scoring from the spot.
“I just don’t like it when there’s a touch on the shoulder and their legs don’t work, but it’s modern football,” said Dyche.
“I’m not saying he does it all the time. But they’re strong these lads and how come their legs don’t work I don’t know.”
Manchester United equalized in added time through Victor Lindelof but Dyche believes Lindelof was offside and wasn’t happy referee Jon Moss added on five minutes.
“I’ve no clue where five minutes came from,” added the Burnley boss. “I asked the officials, but it came from somewhere.
“We just said (to the fourth official) there were no physios on the pitch. It’s impossible it could be longer than three. Every minute counts. You just want a reason and there wasn’t a reason.
“It’s more the mentality it brings. Everyone believes when it’s five minutes. ‘Fergie time’ as they used to call it. You could sense it. Everyone rises. I just don’t know where it came from.”
The draw against Burnley ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s perfect start as Manchester United boss but he was delighted with the spirit shown by his players. Solskjaer would have been the first Premier League manager to win their first seven Premier League games in charge if United had won against Burnley today.
He had won his first eight games in charge in all competitions, six in the Premier League and two in the FA Cup.
“Can they come back if they go one down or two down? Now you’ve got your answer,” Solskjaer said after the 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford. “I’m very happy with the response.
“I’ve been stopped so many times by the staff and so many people saying ‘great spirit fighting spirit’. The way they came back was fantastic so, of course, I’m happy with a point.
“We could have got three even at the end, but we just ran out of time and we started too late. That’s a learning curve.”