In the match, the referee canceled two goals for Manchester United in the first half, one of them due to offside Harry Maguire, on the grounds that he had obstructed Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez before Rafael Varane scored, and the other after the referee considered that Marcus Rashford made a mistake before the home team accidentally scored in his net.
The German coach was not satisfied with the referee’s performance during United’s loss to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Friday, and the situation continued after the failure to translate control into a victory over Burnley in the league.
“I think we did really well in the first half, and there was no possibility to play better than that,” Rangnick told BT Sport. “We scored 3 goals, and the second goal was disallowed, after a mistake from Rashford, which I don’t understand.”
“It was a very strange decision from the assistant referee. He indicated that there was a mistake 5 or 6 seconds after the shot,” according to Reuters.
He added, “I was really surprised because he pointed the flag after the ball entered the goal. Did he really see the error? I understand why the first goal was canceled, although the decision was harsh, but the second goal I don’t understand why.”
“If we look at the whole game, we controlled most of it. Getting one point is not enough, and that is causing a new disappointment for us.”
And Burnley, bottom of the standings, will consider the same lucky that he drew, despite hitting 12 balls on his own goal in the first half, and without any attempt from him.
“United were clearly the better side in the first half,” Burnley coach Sean Dyke said. “We didn’t even come close to the performance we wanted.”
“In the second half, we got very close to what we would like to play against a very good team. This is a very positive point.”
“I think that the decisions of (the referees) were correct, even in the abolished goal due to Maguire’s offside,” he added.