Man United back to top five with 2-0 win against Burnley

Manchester United Anthony Martial Marcus Rashford

Manchester United defeated Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor to move at top five in league table and more importantly, it now stands within a point of the Premier League’s top four. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford scored for Manchester.

After his doubles against Newcastle on Boxing Day, Anthony Martial tapped home his 10th goal of the season from close range, a minute before the break. Andreas Pereira had taken possession of the ball from Charlie Taylor and crossed superbly from the right flank.

Rashford then again raced with the ball in stoppage time to seal a deserved win. Rashford had earlier hit the post and Martial had a second-half effort ruled out.

Although Burnley sparked briefly after the interval and David de Gea made a superb save to deny Phil Bardsley, Burnley never looked like to end United’s 14-game run in the league without keeping a clean sheet.

United have now taken 13 points from their last six games and are up to fifth in the table, although that could change on Sunday when Wolves play Sheffield United.

Post Match – Man United vs Burnley

On result of the match

I’m very happy. First half, I thought we were very good controlled it dominated it, scored a nice goal. In the second half, of course is going to be a couple of instances in your box because they’re desperate to get a goal, they’re throwing men forward, we could have finished the game off really we’ll do some great counter attacking chances and we should have got the second goal earlier, but some great defended Henry, Victor.

On significance of clean sheet

Definitely, big, big difference you can see David in there, how happy he is, it’s it’s important for us to know that we could grind out results as well. Even though we. When you score one. You don’t always win, but if you can get them clean sheets we’ve, we’ve got a chance to move up the table.

On second half performance of both the teams…

Yeah, you always do when you play against strike is like would imbalance I think that. Absolutely. I’m glad I’m not a centre back to play against them. I think they’re harmful for any, any defender and it’s not many clubs or teams that play with two up front like they do, but I thought Victor and Harry were excellent tonight and so you’re always kicking yourself when you don’t take your chances because I thought, there’s so many great counterattacking opportunities we made the wrong decision maybe a little bit too slow to get the finish off.

On clean sheet and sustained effort…

Yeah, definitely. We want to keep that momentum going to wins now after a good response after the disappointing game against Watford. But we’ve again, not lost the game, straight after we’ve lost another one so happy with that kid was a response to voice their, their learning.