Player Ratings: Burnley 0-2 Manchester United

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Manchester United rode through two first-half goals from Romelu Lukaku, as the Mancunian club avoided a third straight defeat in the Premier League.

United have six points from four matches. Alexis Sanchez set up the first goal for the Belgian, before the latter added another from a failed Burnley clearance.

Here’s how the United players fared in this crunch tie against the Clarets –

David de Gea: 7

Was a spectator in the first half, before making two classy saves in the closing stages.

Antonio Valencia: 6

The skipper looked to be promising going forward and kept his shape defensively.

Chris Smalling: 7

Looked steady and composed on the ball and it was a much better show than the one against Spurs.

Victor Lindelof: 6

Did an able job in marking Burnley striker Chris Wood. The Swede had a calmer presence.

Luke Shaw: 7

Was terrific once again and caused all sorts of problems for Burnley. His pace and motivation to get inside the box helped United get the second goal.

Marouane Fellaini: 8

Was solid and added the extra bit of cushion for the defenders. His positioning and being a threat against crosses helped the side.

Nemanja Matic: 6

Used the ball well at times but also lost possession. Grew stronger as the game progressed.


Burnley 0-2 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points

Paul Pogba: 5

Was allowed to meander forward with Matic and Fellaini behind him. It was a decent show by the Frenchman, before he missed a penalty.

Jesse Lingard: 7

Created issues for Burnley with his swift movement. Almost opened the scoring for United, before playing a big part in the second goal.

Alexis Sanchez: 7

Made a delightful assist for Lukaku to get United the opener. Showed burst of pace in the first-half, especially on the counter.

Romelu Lukaku: 8

Scored both the goals and was there in the right place at the right time. Wasted a glorious chance in the second half.


Marcus Rashford: 3

Brought pace and directness and also earned a penalty. But a rash reaction to Phil Bardsley’s tackle saw him get sent off.

Ander Herrera: 5

Brought in to calm the ship after the game boiled up.

Eric Bailly – N/A

Came on in the 93rd minute.