‘Great character’ – Jay Rodriguez gives Burnley a view from the Manchester United dressing room


Burnley came from behind to earn a share of the spoils against Manchester United at Turf Moor and help their Premier League survival hopes.

The Clarets fell behind thanks to Paul Pogba’s first-half goal after United had two goals ruled out.

But Jay Rodriguez struck after the break to ensure the scoreline ended 1-1 and the Clarets picked up what could prove to be a valuable point.

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The Clarets remain bottom of the table and four points from safety, but crucially have two games in hand from the three teams directly above them in the table in the form of Watford, Norwich City and Newcastle United.

Striker Rodriguez gave the Burnley dressing room a view of the draw and felt that coming from behind to claim a point shows the character of the Turf Moor side.

He said: “Manchester United are a great team. They made it difficult for us and I think for us to score a point shows the great character the guys have.

“They turned one down and you think it might be one of those nights where you get your chance and take it.

“We took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half.”

The strike was Rodriguez’s 100th goal in his club career and the striker spoke about the blossoming partnership with January transfer window signing Wout Weghorst after his hand in goal.

Speaking to the club’s website, Rodriguez said: “It was a great touch from Wout. You can see how well he holds the ball when you play it through his feet, and he had a great awareness of me. play it.

“I took it in front of Harry [Maguire] to make him make a decision as to whether he fouled me or not. It’s a natural thing for me to do this one-on-one and I’m happy with that.

“[Getting to 100 goals] made my head to be honest. I was dying to get it, but I always believed in myself and in my way of working. I am honest and I continue to work on what I need to improve. I had tough times earlier in my career and I knew if I kept doing the job, I would get through it.

“We have a great group of guys here and with all the forwards, everyone wants everyone to succeed.

“It’s good that he [Weghorstr] came in and integrated directly. We can see the qualities he has to tie the game and we will continue to improve and get the win we want.

“We felt we were still in the game, but we just needed a bit of quality and the belief to play.

“We did it and we caused them problems. Going out in the second half with this performance gives us confidence and confidence for our next game.”

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