Martial & Rashford send Red Devils 1 point away from top 4

Manchester United earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday evening, lifting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to fifth place in the Premier League table. 

The two sides largely cancelled each other out during an attritional first half, but a rare ​Burnley defensive error presented Anthony Martial with the chance to give the Red Devils the lead just before half time, and he slotted home calmly. 

Man Utd continued to control the pace and tempo of the match in the second half, but Burnley began to cause the visitors some problems with their direct style of play, and Phil Bardsley forced an excellent save from David de Gea down to his right-hand side.

But the hosts were unable to find a way past the Spanish goalkeeper, and Solskjaer’s men wrapped up the points in injury time when Marcus Rashford streaked through to secure the three points for the visitors. 

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