Erik ten Hag identified Manchester United failing a week ago but didn't fix it this week

Manchester United suffered another disappointing afternoon as they were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-threatened Burnley at Old Trafford.

In a typically chaotic game, there were plenty of chances at both ends but the deadlock wasn't broken until the 79th minute when a poor pass from Sander Berge was capitalised on by Antony, who raced clear and finished smartly.

But United are incapable of holding on to leads and making life easy for themselves and Andre Onana's error allowed Zeki Amdouni to equalise from the penalty spot.

Both teams could have won it in the final few minutes and Onana was forced into a smart save at his near post from Wilson Odobert to keep the scores level.

The same old failing

"I have to teach my players," Erik ten Hag said a week ago when he was asked why his Manchester United team kept throwing away leads and conceding goals in clusters. It seems no progress was made on that module this week.

Having edged their way in front in an even game with 11 minutes to go, United should have been good enough and mature enough to shut up shop. They weren't.

Their most experienced player, Casemiro, made a poor decision in heading the ball back towards his own goal and Onana compounded it by flattening Amdouni rather than taking the ball. United's lead had lasted eight minutes and around a minute of that was taken up by a VAR review.

As much as Ten Hag wants the chance to fix those familiar failings, the fact they are still happening at this stage of the season doesn't reflect well on the work of the manager or his coaches this season.

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The best and worst of Onana

Onana had a difficult night on Wednesday and he was busier than expected against Burnley and made a couple of excellent first-half saves, particularly from Lyle Foster.

His reaction to keep out the striker's header was sensational. Foster twisted his head six yards out to redirect the ball to the other side of Onana, but the goalkeeper immediately sprang to his left and not only kept it out, but got a strong enough hand to get it away from the danger area too. It was a brilliant piece of goalkeeping.

He thwarted the same player a few minutes later when Burnley again carved United open, with Foster sprinting in behind Maguire. Onana was off his line quickly and made himself big, making the save from close range.

When Antony gave United the lead it looked like Onana's impact was going to be substantial. But for all the quality he has brought to that role, you always know a mistake is lurking close to the surface as well.

On the opening weekend of the season he got away with clattering Sasa Kalajdzic rather than punching the ball, but that decision was a fortunate one and his card has been marked. When Casemiro's poor defensive header sent the ball towards his goal, Onana was miles away from punching the ball and instead wiped out Amdouni. It was a poor, rash mistake.

Antony's impact

When Amad was waiting to come on against Burnley most people inside Old Trafford felt it was Antony's whose number would be up. After a bright start he had gone quiet and it looked like his number was up.

Instead, it was Rasmus Hojlund who departed and Antony vindicated that decision with just his third goal of the season and his first in the Premier League, capitalising on a Burnley mistake to finish smartly.

It was certainly an improvement from midweek for the £85million winger, who had two good early opportunities and generally looked sharper than he has done in recent weeks.

The challenge for Antony is to sustain this improvement. Marcus Rashford's absence has handed him two successive starts and the second went much better than the first. To play for United, however, you need to be at your best every week and if this is the start of a run of games in the team then he needs to take his chance.

Ten Hag dissent

Ten Hag didn't enjoy the opinions of some of those who cover United this week and he certainly won't have relished the opinion of a significant number of the club's matchgoing supporters against Burnley.

When he decided to replace Kobbie Mainoo and Hojlund midway through the second half the reaction was vociferous. There were a few grumbles when Hojlund's number went up first but when Mainoo's followed the dissent overflowed.

In fairness to Ten Hag, it had been another performance from Hojlund in which he had struggled to get into the game and he could have few complaints about being taken off, even with his team chasing the game. Mainoo had also had a fairly quiet game, while Christian Eriksen had been better than he had been against Sheffield United.

The reaction was about the frustration United fans are feeling as much as the actual changes. Mainoo and Hojlund are certainly fan favourites but this was another chaotic performance from Ten Hag's team, failing to assert anywhere near enough dominance against a side who still look likely to return to the Championship.

The United manager can continue to take the hump with journalists and ignore criticism and opinions he doesn't like, but when it comes from his own fan base it isn't as easy to shrug off.

Burnley's plan

Burnley had already beaten United twice this season in behind-closed-doors friendlies and those matches had given Vincent Kompany and his squad confidence ahead of a visit to Old Trafford.

Those games didn't always feature Ten Hag's strongest team and they didn't have the pressure of a crowd or points at stake, but they gave the Clarets belief they knew how to hurt United. They also saw Casemiro at centre-back and felt they could trouble him with pace, pairing Foster and David Fofana together to try and trouble United's defence.

It made for an open game and they faced plenty of chances, but they created their fair share too. Foster and Fofana could both have scored had they taken good first-half chances.