Former Celtic striker, Chris Sutton, lamented United striker Oliver Burke for one big moment during the win over Aston Villa last night.
Burke was introduced for Rhian Brewster in the second half as United were reduced to ten men thanks to Phil Jagielka’s controversial red card.
It was yet another poor decision in a long line of poor decisions in the Premier League this season. Indeed, Sutton, who was on commentary at the time, also called the moment ‘harsh’ on the Blades.
But Sutton also picked up on something Oli Burke did and insisted it ‘summed him up’. Burke, played in by John Fleck, simply ran the ball into Tyrone Mings when he had space to work in, and it clearly riled Sutton.
“That just sums him up,” Sutton said on comms.
“Just when he needs to show a bit of composure, a bit of quality, it lets him down once again.”
Sutton will be well aware of Burke’s talents due to his Celtic links. And he was quick to pick up on the error from the United striker.
To cap off Burke’s night, he was subbed late on after being brought on himself. Chris Wilder, however, said he’d ‘no interest’ in people’s feelings when it came to that decision.
Oliver Burke summed up by Sutton, but is he right?
In a nutshell, yes. We’d have to agree with Sutton here. Burke is certainly a talented player and his pace is frightening at times.
But when it matters, when United need that moment or something to happen, time and again he seems to come up short or make the wrong decision.
Chris Wilder will need to work on Burke in a lot of ways in the summer. He’s not had a ‘bad’ season, but he can be better and at 23, time is on his side to fulfil his massive potential.