As soon as Manchester United conceded a set piece late in the first half against Burnley, the game was as good as over.

United lost the game 2-0, with our struggles in front of goal continuing in an alarming manner.

It could have been so different, if Juan Mata had scoredin the first half when an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross landed at his feet in the box. Unfortunately the ball just bounced off him.

This was one of four successful crosses put in by Wan-Bissaka in the defeat. And his teammates let him down.

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Step forward, and step back

Attacking is seen as the weak point of Wan-Bissaka’s game. He provided an assist against Newcastle last month, his first for the club, and is looking for his second.

He could realistically have had at least two assists last night if his teammates had been more clinical. He did his job.

 

In this respect Wan-Bissaka can be pleased at making a bit of small progress.

Defensively though, he took a little of a step backwards. He just looks a bit off his game, compared to how sharp he was at the start of the season.

Considering this was his 27th start of the season for United already, it is understandable that tiredness may be showing up.

His crossing was a positive aspect to his play and United fans picked up on it, taking this as one small reason to be positive amid an awful defeat…

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