Burnley had three heroes to thank for getting a shock point at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Former Manchester United trainee Tom Heaton pulled off a string of saves to deny Zlatan Ibrahimovic while another United old boy Michael Keane excelled at the heart of defence with ex-Manchester City defender Ben Mee.

Keane said afterwards: ‘It was a weird one coming back here. I have done it before and learned from that. I came back fully focussed. Tom has been unbelievable in the last few weeks, save after save.’

Heaton added: ‘We came with a gameplan. The lads put an incredible shift in. There wasn’t much left in the tank. We wanted to put our away form right. What a place to come and do that.

‘In the second half, a ball was chipped up to Ibra at the back stick. I saw two lads were on the line so I thought come out and close the space. His shot almost broke my arm.’

Proud manager Sean Dyche said Heaton’s display was ‘superb’ but jokingly tried to pour cold water on his save from Ibrahimovic’s overhead kick.

‘He has just spread himself. It is his job. Part of my job as a player was to get hit in the face all the time!’

The 0-0 draw was Burnley’s first away point of the season.

The premiership struggles of Mourinho continue and if this form is not corrected soon it’ll be another Ignoble stint in the Europa league next season.

culled from the dailymail.co.uk

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