Man United Move Into Top Six After Beating Burnley
Manchester United blasted Burnley apart at Old Trafford to return to the top six for the first time since January, scoring three goals in the first half for the first time in the Premier League since January.
Scott McTominay’s eighth-minute curler from the edge of the box was United’s quickest top-flight goal since the Scot scored twice in the first minute against Leeds over a year ago.
After McTominay’s attempt had been pushed on to a post by Burnley keeper Wayne Hennessey, Cristiano Ronaldo tapped into an empty net after he had spurned a wonderful chance after being sent clean through when the game was still goalless.
With a crisp finish into the bottom corner, Aaron Lennon took advantage of Eric Bailly’s bad first touch to draw one back for the visitors.
Burnley, on the other hand, lacked the stamina and cunning to threaten United further in their first game since December, and remain in the bottom three.
United’s unbeaten run since the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now stands at eight games, but with only two points separating them from the bottom of the league, they still have a long way to go if they are to begin to create a meaningful legacy to Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements, who turns 80 on New Year’s Eve.
Source: BBC Sport