Mason Greenwood inspired Man United to a 3-1 home win against adamant Burnley with his two goals helping United to a fifth win in a row and making it 12 games unbeaten for the red devils.

The win took Man Utd points tally to 66 cutting Manchester city’s lead at the top to 8 points having left with six matches left to play.

The Clarets, had a big chance to take the lead in the first half when Chris Wood capitalized on a goalkeeping mistake to head in to an empty net but he was ruled offside.

Paul Pogba tested the goalkeeper in the 10th minute but his header from a far corner was superbly turned behind Bailey  Peacock-Farell.

First half ended with a 0-0 draw having united knocking twice to their visitors goal with Bruno Fernandes and Macus Rashford making attempts.

Mason Greenwood’s goal in the 48th minutes capped off a superb team move to finish off Marcus Rashford’s pass into the bottom corner and helped United take the lead.

It didn’t take long before Burnley hit back with James Tarkowski headed home Ashley Westwood’s corner but Greenwood ensured United regain the lead scoring again to make it 2-1.
Two second half substitutes, in Donny Van de Beek and Edinson Cavani combined in the dying stages of the game as Cavani tapped in Van de Beek’s low cross to make it 3-1. The win consolidates United’s second spot in the league and puts pressure on log leaders Manchester City’s who lead the table with 74 points.

Written by Gideon  Kipkorir.


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