Manchester United’s French striker Anthony Martial (C) places the ball behind the online however is dominated to have fouled Burnley’s English defender James Tarkowski (L) ruling out the objective throughout the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on December 28, 2019. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford scored late in every half as Manchester United moved into fifth place within the Premier League with a formidable 2-0 win at Burnley.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males have responded positively to disappointing 2-0 defeat to then bottom-of-the-table Watford lower than every week in the past to go into the brand new 12 months with contemporary perception they will safe a return to the Champions League subsequent season.
If United are to attain that objective, Martial and Rashford will likely be key and so they once more supplied the targets for the Red Devils in a sport of few clear-cut possibilities.
There have been additionally positives for Solskjaer on the again as his aspect ended a club-record 14-match run with out a Premier League clear sheet.
Burnley haven’t overwhelmed United since 2009 and by no means seemed more likely to spring a shock.
Rashford was first to threaten when he hit the surface of the publish halfway by the primary half.
But Burnley have been architects of their very own downfall simply earlier than half-time when Charlie Taylor gifted possession to Andreas Perreira and he fed Martial to attain his third objective in two video games.
Phil Bardsley pressured David De Gea right into a advantageous save with Burnley’s solely shot heading in the right direction.
United lastly received the second objective their efficiency deserved so as to add a shine to the scoreline deep into stoppage time.
Daniel James led a counter-attack down the precise and Rashford slotted dwelling his sixteenth objective of the season on the second try after slipping as he rounded Nick Pope.