Manchester United scored three goals in the first half for the first time in the English Premier League since last January, when it defeated its guest Burnley 3-1 on Thursday at Old Trafford, to return to the top six in the standings.
Scott McTominay’s kick in the eighth minute from the edge of the penalty area was the fastest goal for United in the league since the Scot scored twice in the first minutes against Leeds more than 12 months ago.
Benjamin Mai scored an own goal, doubling the score for the owners of the land.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in the empty net, following McTominay’s shot, which was blocked by Burnley goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy.
Aaron Lennon managed to reduce the difference for the visiting team, after hitting a ground ball to the right of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
However, Burnley, in their first game since 12 December, lacked the stamina or cunning to get United into further trouble and stay in third place.
The victory extends United’s unbeaten run since sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to eight matches, but they still have some way to go if they are to start creating a legacy of the achievements of Sir Alex Ferguson, who celebrates his 80th birthday on New Year’s Eve.
The first goal came very early, when Mason Greenwood started running and smashing into the field from the right flank. Edinson Cavani told him to stop and maintain his position.
Greenwood obeyed, becoming more effective as a result and creating space for others at the same time.
Although Ranik made six changes to his starting line-up, the combination of injuries and positive coronavirus tests that denied Burnley coach Sean Dycke seven first-team players came as an even bigger blow.
Burnley goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy made a number of remarkable saves that reduced United’s chances to increase his score, and in one of them prevented McTominay from ending a long attack on the field during the second half.
These were the details of the news Premier League: Manchester United return to the top six after beating... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at saudi24news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.