Man Utd transfer back into high six after beating Burnley

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his eighth Premier League goal of the seasonManchester United scored three first-half goals for the first time in the Premier League since January as they swept Burnley aside at Old Trafford to move back into the top six.Scott McTominay's eighth-minute curler from the edge of the area was United's quickest top-flight goal…

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his eighth Premier League honest of the season

Manchester United scored three first-half of dreams for the principle time within the Premier League since January as they swept Burnley apart at Dilapidated Trafford to transfer back into the head six.

Scott McTominay's eighth-minute curler from the fringe of the condominium changed into United's quickest high-flight honest since the Scot scored twice within the outlet minutes in opposition to Leeds bigger than 12 months within the past.

Jadon Sancho's deflected effort doubled the hosts' advantage earlier to Cristiano Ronaldo - who had wasted a stunning chance after being sent smartly-organized through when the game changed into nonetheless goalless - tapped into an empty salvage after McTominay's shot had been touched on to a post by Burnley keeper Wayne Hennessey.

Aaron Lennon took benefit of a heart-broken first touch from Eric Bailly to tug one back for the guests with a scientific fabricate into the bottom corner.

Nonetheless, of their first game since 12 December, Burnley lacked the stamina or the guile to hassle United extra and stay within the bottom three.

The victory extends United's unbeaten flee since the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to eight suits, even supposing as they're excellent two aspects nearer to the head of the league than the bottom, they nonetheless have some manner to trip within the occasion that they are to originate to invent a meaningful legacy to the feats of Sir Alex Ferguson, who celebrates his 80th birthday on Novel Year's Eve.

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Runt indicators of growth

Ralf Rangnick glad with Manchester United's vitality phases

There had been two moments of tiny element that had been of most main significance to the hosts in a gap interval that represented among the finest 45 minutes of Ralf Rangnick's short time guilty.

The first came very early, when Mason Greenwood changed into starting to flee internal from the good hover. Edinson Cavani told him to halt and withhold his dwelling. It changed into the fabricate of authority United have lacked amid the most fresh arm-waving and unusual "whinging" as Gary Neville attach it.

Greenwood obeyed, became more effective as a consequence and created condominium for others at the same time.

The second element changed into Sancho. The England man has been a shadow of the participant who impressed so extraordinary at Borussia Dortmund, however the style he demanded the ball from Luke Shaw earlier to steering into the a ways corner what would have been his first honest at Dilapidated Trafford had it no longer flicked off Burnley skipper Ben Mee changed into a welcome trace of self belief.

Hennessey's heroics

Burnley boss Sean Dyche upset by "refined dreams"

Even supposing Rangnick made six changes to his starting line-up, the mix of injuries and certain coronavirus assessments that deprived Burnley boss Sean Dyche of seven first-teamers changed into more of a blow.

The absence of England keeper Nick Pope changed into Covid linked and intended excellent a second Premier League appearance since lockdown for inclined Crystal Palace keeper Hennessey.

The Wales worldwide produced just a few witness-catching saves, one of which kept away from McTominay finishing off a dimension-of-the-discipline transfer within the second half of.

Given the opposition and the time his facet have been without a game, Dyche would possibly possibly no longer be too dispirited by the halt consequence. Sunday's day out to fellow strugglers Leeds is a ways more necessary within the wider design of issues.

Manchester United's subsequent game is in opposition to Wolves at Dilapidated Trafford on Monday, 3 January (17: 30 GMT). Burnley are subsequent in action in opposition to Leeds at Elland Aspect road on Sunday, 2 January (14: 00).


Participant of the match

McTominayScott McTominay

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Manchester United

  1. p06jcwfvSquad quantity39Participant titleMcTominay

  2. placeholderSquad quantity21Participant titleCavani

  3. p06jcvl5Squad quantity1Participant titlede Gea

  4. placeholderSquad quantity25Participant titleSancho

  5. placeholderSquad quantity7Participant titleCristiano Ronaldo

  6. p06jcvypSquad quantity23Participant titleShaw

  7. placeholderSquad quantity11Participant titleGreenwood

  8. p06jcwtjSquad quantity20Participant titleDiogo Dalot

  9. placeholderSquad quantity19Participant titleVarane

  10. p06jcvsrSquad quantity3Participant titleBailly

  11. p06jcwf9Squad quantity31Participant titleMatic

  12. placeholderSquad quantity29Participant titleWan-Bissaka

  13. p06jcwm9Squad quantity17Participant titleFred

  14. placeholderSquad quantity5Participant titleMaguire


  1. Squad quantity17Participant titleLennon

  2. Squad quantity13Participant titleHennessey

  3. Squad quantity5Participant titleTarkowski

  4. Squad quantity11Participant titleMcNeil

  5. Squad quantity6Participant titleMee

  6. Squad quantity9Participant titleWood

  7. Squad quantity18Participant titleWestwood

  8. Squad quantity3Participant titleTaylor

  9. Squad quantity2Participant titleLowton

  10. Squad quantity4Participant titleCork

  11. Squad quantity7Participant titleGudmundsson

  12. Squad quantity16Participant titleStephens

  13. Squad quantity23Participant titlePieters

  14. Squad quantity27Participant titleVydra


Man Utd

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 3BaillySubstituted forVaraneat 66'minutes
  • 5Maguire
  • 23Shaw
  • 39McTominay
  • 31Matic
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forDalotat 81'minutes
  • 25Sancho
  • 21Cavani
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forFredat 90+3'minutes


  • 10Rashford
  • 14Lingard
  • 17Fred
  • 19Varane
  • 20Dalot
  • 26Henderson
  • 27Telles
  • 34van de Beek
  • 36Elanga


Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Hennessey
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 11McNeilSubstituted forPietersat 84'minutes
  • 18Westwood
  • 4CorkSubstituted forStephensat 58'minutes
  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 17LennonSubstituted forVydraat 74'minutes
  • 9Wood


  • 16Stephens
  • 22Collins
  • 23Pieters
  • 25Norris
  • 26Bardsley
  • 27Vydra
  • 37Thomas

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Stay Textual allege

  1. Match ends, Manchester United 3, Burnley 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Manchester United 3, Burnley 1.

  3. Strive saved. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved within the centre of the honest. Assisted by Wayne Hennessey.

  4. Substitution, Manchester United. Fred replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

  5. Offside, Manchester United. Diogo Dalot tries a through ball, however Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

  6. Strive neglected. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) good footed shot from the good facet of the box is shut, however misses to the good.

  7. Strive neglected. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header from very shut fluctuate is shut, however misses to the good. Assisted by Ashley Westwood with a spoiled following a corner.

  8. Nook, Burnley. Conceded by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

  9. Nook, Manchester United. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

  10. Substitution, Burnley. Erik Pieters replaces Dwight McNeil.

  11. Strive neglected. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is excessive and huge to the left.

  12. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half of.

  13. Inferior by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

  14. Substitution, Manchester United. Diogo Dalot replaces Mason Greenwood.

  15. Strive blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) good footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the attacking half of.

  17. Inferior by Dale Stephens (Burnley).

  18. Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Aaron Lennon.

  19. Offside, Burnley. Ashley Westwood tries a through ball, however Aaron Lennon is caught offside.

  20. Offside, Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo tries a through ball, however Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

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