Date: 26th December 2017 at 5:58pm
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The honours were shared at Old Trafford in this four-goal thriller.

However, if Manchester United were looking to close the gap on Manchester City this festive period, a return of two points from the last six available will be disappointing for all concerned with Manchester United.

In this traditional Boxing Day fixture, Manchester United suffered an early set-back when, in the third minute, Burnley took the lead. The goal came from Ashley Barnes who was on hand to score when Manchester United failed to clear a free-kick from Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Matters were to get worse for Manchester United before they were to get better. With thirty-six minutes played Burnley doubled their lead when Steven Defour beat David de Gea with a splendid free-kick from thirty-yards out.

Going into the half-time break 2-0 down, Jose Mourinho made two half-time changes, bringing on Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Rojo and Ibrahimovic.

Manchester United got back into the game in the fifty-third minute when Lingard, with a clever back-heel, finished off a cross from Ashley Young.

However, with Manchester United pushing for an equaliser, but being guilty of some poor crossing, the second gal didn`t come until the fist minute of stoppage time when Lingard was on hand to grab his second goal of the game.

The draw closed the gap between United and City to 12 points but with City set to play on Wednesday, it`s fully expected that lead will be stretched to 15 points.