Watching yesterday’s match, it was indeed possible to believe that United had not beaten Burnley in the Premier League at Old Trafford since February 2015, with the previous last four home games against Sean Dyche’s side ending in three draws and one defeat. The Clarets are in seventeenth position in the table, just above the drop zone, and had lost their last two league matches; however everyone appears to want to beat United. Surely that if Burnley played with the same enthusiasm all season, they would not be where they are today. Admittedly, their defensive pairing of Tarkowski and Ben Mee must be among the best in the League whilst Wood’s presence in attack always gives them a chance, as United almost found out in the first minute.
In the end Mason Greenwood’s second half double and Edinson Cavani’s late strike gave Manchester United their fifth straight Premier League win to move within eight points of leaders Man City, both teams having now played the same number of games. The gap to fifth place is now 12 points.
My Man of the Match is Mason Greenwood. He scored for the third league game in a row as his impressive form continues. The youngster has long been hailed as the best finisher at the club and proved that on many times last season.
United’s next match is against Leeds United on Sunday, the latter surely looking to avenge the 6-2 hammering of last December.
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