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Man Utd trio star as Rangnick’s men overcome Burnley

Man Utd leapfrogged Tottenham into sixth place in the Premier League with a convincing 3-1 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford.

Ralf Rangnick’s side responded well to their frustrating 1-1 draw against Newcastle on Monday. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Scott McTominay and Jadon Sancho all starred as Man Utd made it 31 points from 18 matches.

The Red Devils took the lead just eight minutes in as McTominay rifled into the bottom corner from the edge of the box, following a slightly heavy touch from Ronaldo.

They had a two-goal cushion by the 27th minute. Burnley’s Matt Lowton and Dwight McNeil had a mix up, allowing Luke Shaw to steal and send Sancho off. The England international cut inside before guiding a right-footed effort at goal, which went in off Ben Mee.

Man Utd, watched by Sir Alex Ferguson on the eve of his 80th birthday, soon went 3-0 up. A first-time strike from McTominay was tipped onto the woodwork by Wayne Hennessey, but Ronaldo was on hand to tap home his 14th goal of the campaign.

But the home side did not have it all their own way and veteran winger Aaron Lennon struck minutes later. He raced in to pounce on a poor Eric Bailly touch, and then proceeded to beat David de Gea with a smart finish.

Burnley could not mount a comeback as United ran out comfortable winners in front of a joyous home crowd.

Manchester United (4-2-2-2)

David de Gea: Had a shaky moment when he failed to deal with a corner, as Wood rose tall to win the header. Had little chance of saving Lennon’s goal as the veteran winger dug out a clever shot into the far corner. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: Put in a good block early in the first half to keep Gudmundsson and Burnley out. Put on a solid display after coming in to replace Diogo Dalot in the starting lineup. 7

Eric Bailly: A loose touch from the centre-back allowed Lennon to steal in and get Burnley’s first-half goal. Did well to keep the pacy player at bay in the second half, before being replaced by Varane due to an injury. 6

Harry Maguire: Quiet night for the former Leicester defender, who had little to do at the Theatre of Dreams. 6

Luke Shaw: Great ball over the top to give Ronaldo his sixth-minute…


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