SEAN Dyche felt Manchester United benefited from 'a mystery five added minutes' as they came from two down to strike late against his Burnley side.

The Clarets led 2-0 at Old Trafford for the second straight season after goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood - the latter's second coming with nine minutes remaining.

But Paul Pogba halved the deficit from the spot after Jeff Hendrick was adjudged to have fouled Jesse Lingard and Victor Lindelof bundled home a stoppage time equaliser.

The result leaves Burnley 15th in the Premier League table, four points clear of the bottom three ahead of Saturday's home game with Southampton.

But Dyche felt the five minutes added at the end of the game gave United a boost.

"I have no clue where the mystery five minutes came from," said the Clarets chief.

"I don’t think anyone in the stadium did, the stadium had a gasp of where has five minutes come from? The reason I mention that in these parts with the history of this club, when five minutes goes up everyone believes. Three and I think they think it will be tight but five you never quite know.

"I just don’t know where it came from. I asked the officials and they didn’t give me a very valid reason. They seemed to come from somewhere."

On the decision by referee Jon Moss to award United a penalty for Hendrick's tug on Lingard, Dyche added: "I don’t like it when players get a touch on their shoulder and their legs suddenly don’t work. I don’t understand that but it is a modern football and everyone seems to think it is acceptable apart from me so therefore I have just got to with it. That is the way it goes.

"I am not remotely saying that individual does that all the time, I am just saying that in the modern game these players are incredibly strong and how they got a touch on the shoulder and their legs don’t suddenly work, I just don’t know that is. But that is the game and therefore you see them given every week."

United seemed to be awarded a spot kick prior to that when Marcus Rashford was checked by Ben Mee but the officials decided the offence took place just outside the box.

Dyche praised that call but felt Lindelof was in an offside position when he bundled home the late leveller.

The Burnley boss added: "I thought the linesman made a brilliant decision on the possible penalty by Ben Mee but then if you look at the margins and VAR and all that, I think, and we have checked it, that when (Alexis) Sanchez wins the header Lindelof is marginally offside and as it comes off the keeper he finishes it."

Despite seeing his side throw away a two-goal lead, Dyche was pleased with Burnley's performance as they became the first team to stop United winning since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival.

"It is very tough coming here at the moment," the Turf boss added. "We know the difference in feel, a bit more freedom in the players it seems with a very popular figure as manager.

To come here and deliver a very good performance and get a point out of a game that was tight, I am very, very pleased."