Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford keeps united top four hopes alive. Martial brace against Newcastle redeemed his form back as he's on target a
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford keeps united top four hopes alive.
Martial brace against Newcastle redeemed his form back as he’s on target against Burnley, Martial scores his tenth goal of the season, as Rashford stoppage time goal send United one point behind the fourth placed Chelsea.
Phil Beardsley came close but David de Gea stunning performance denies his efforts on goal, the results end Manchester United 14games without clean sheet run.
Manchester are currently fifth on the log, but sheffield have an outstanding game against Wolves (Today) on Sunday.
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Apart from August, they have suffered one defeat a month, at West Ham, Newcastle, Bournemouth and most recently Watford, who at that point were bottom of the table.
Their problem is clear. United had gone 14 Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet, having kept just two all season, and played 14 away games across two seasons without keeping the opposition out.
Yet Burnley had a monkey of their own to get off their back.
Apart from Robbie Blake’s match-winner in 2009, they had not scored a goal against United at Turf Moor since 1969.
It meant something had to give in a second half which was, thankfully, far more entertaining than the first.
Martial had a goal disallowed by referee Mike Dean rather than VAR after shoving James Tarkowski in the back. At the other end, Jeff Hendrick screwed a good shooting chance way wide to hoots of derision from the home support.
De Gea saved low to his right to deny Bardsley a goal against his former club but though they pressed, Burnley never truly looked like equalising and Rashford wrapped up the win with his 17th goal of the season and ninth in 11 games.