But it gets tougher for the Red Devils after the F. As a result, they rarely looked like troubling a United team happy to run down the clock once Marcus Rashford was sent off with 20 minutes remaining. Sean Dyche's men pushed forward with the man advantage but Lukaku should have killed off the game, the forward wasting two opportunities when put clean through one-on-one with Hart. Martial's second-half strike was one of only two efforts on target from the visitors in a display that was effective rather than entertaining. They managed to beat Leicester at Old Trafford to open the year before losing consecutive games to both Brighton and Tottenham.
In his pre-match press conference, Mourinho insisted it had been a 'week when people were positive', saying the Reds had felt hard done by after an encouraging first-half display against Spurs ended in defeat. Defeats against Watford and Fulham followed, and their typically stout defense has been more porous than usual. The centre-back misjudged Sanchez's cross to give Lukaku a free header for his first, sat deep to play the United man onside for his second and could have conceded a penalty for bringing him down in the closing stages. Subs not used: Grant, Young, Fred, Martial. United attack awaits Sanchez arrival Manchester United had 10 shots off target red or blocked yellow with Anthony Martial responsible for both the efforts on target green for the visitors As United extended their unbeaten run in the league to eight games, it was a scoreline - rather than performance - for their travelling fans to enjoy.
A late deliberate handball should have been punished with a red card, too. Jose Mourinho's men secured a morale-boosting win to reduce some of the pressure on their manager despite Paul Pogba's missed penalty and Marcus Rashford's red card in the space of two second-half minutes. A banner protesting against executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was flown over the ground before kick-off, but United were not distracted from the job at hand in the early exchanges, with Jesse Lingard missing three chances in a dominant opening spell. United started the second half by confidently retaining possession, as the Reds aimed to drain the energy from the Clarets, who had already played nine competitive matches so far this term due to their Europa League exertions. Moments after winning the spot-kick for United, Rashford saw red after he went head-to-head with Phil Bardsley, leaving Mourinho with ten men on the pitch. They were well organised in central areas, but there was space to be exploited on their right-hand side, which United increasingly targeted and from where both goals originated. Sean Dyche's men pushed forward with the man advantage but Lukaku should have killed off the game, the forward wasting two opportunities when put clean through one-on-one with Hart.
I have to take it game by game really and just try to keep the shirt. Jose Mourinho's men secured a morale-boosting win to reduce some of the pressure on their manager despite Paul Pogba's missed penalty and Marcus Rashford's red card in the space of two second-half minutes. Burnley huffed and puffed in the final minutes, with Vokes and Matej Vydra both heading wide, but the Reds stood firm to head into the international break with three points and a well-earned clean sheet. The United fans in attendance made their support for the manager clear throughout and would no doubt have been buoyed by a professional and accomplished performance from the players in pink. That is what is at stake. There was a lot of first ball, second ball and the physicality. The relationship between Luke Shaw and Alexis Sanchez on the left-hand side was the most rewarding.
Hands up who's enjoying 's performance today — Manchester United ManUtd What does it mean: Mourinho's men back on track Given the noisy protest flying overhead before kick-off, United showed impressive focus from the off to secure their second win of the season and alleviate some pressure on Mourinho. He is always there to support me. But, on this occasion, the individual quality of United's squad emerged for just long enough to deliver the decisive goal. United, playing in our striking pink away kit for the first time, started brightly again here at Turf Moor and inside three minutes, great hold-up play by Lukaku found Alexis who teed up Jesse Lingard, but his curling effort drifted inches wide. Analysis: Manchester United Manchester United set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba operating as the midfield triangle in support of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard in attack. Huddersfield sits on 10 points at the , four points behind Fulham, and eight behind Cardiff City in 17th. Boot up the backside: Not a day for Mee to remember Ben Mee will have wanted a good performance given his roots, but this was a long way from being one of his best days in a Burnley shirt.
The Red Devils will need more from their other big-name stars like Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez if they hope to turn around their early season woes. While it was generally Sanchez and Lingard who would drop into the second line of the block, Lukaku could occasionally be found assisting his teammates. It needed a fine save from Hart to deny Lukaku a quick second after a swift break involving Sanchez, but the striker smashed home from point-blank range to make it 2-0 before half-time after Lingard's shot hit first Charlie Taylor and then Ashley Westwood. Burnley vs Manchester United Highlights Competition: Premier League Date: 2018-09-02 Stadium: Turf Moor Referee: J. Burnley grew into the game but found themselves behind 27 minutes in, when Lukaku jumped just high enough to head a fine Alexis Sanchez cross past Joe Hart from six yards out.
Key Opta stats: - Among each of the current Premier League teams, Burnley are on the longest winless run of any side in the competition nine games — D3 L6. A banner protesting against executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was flown over the ground before kick-off, but United were not distracted from the job at hand in the early exchanges, with Jesse Lingard missing three chances in a dominant opening spell. Can the Cityzens shake off their mid-season funk and get the result needed? Follow him on Twitter His weekly podcast, Box to Box Football, can be found on iTunes here. Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data including location to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We also use this information to show you ads for similar films you may like in the future.
Paul Pogba could have made it an even more convincing victory in the second half, but saw his penalty kick saved by Joe Hart. The winger feared the worst when he was released by Manchester United as a 14-year-old, but, having seen the careers that captain Tom Heaton and defender Phil Bardsley have gone on to enjoy since experiencing similar setbacks, the teenager is feeling upbeat. Anthony Martial's goal was his 11th of the season Manchester United beat Burnley thanks to Anthony Martial's well-taken goal at Turf Moor but remain 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. They had as many shots, as many efforts on target and, at 48%, only slightly less possession than the visitors. Space then became increasingly available for crosses to be delivered into the box. Both teams are desperately looking for a win, so expect this to be a hard-fought game with both sides looking to come out with a victory.
Pat on the back: Lukaku lethal but Sanchez superb Lukaku's first brace in a year will come as a welcome relief for the striker, especially after he missed an open goal against , but Sanchez was the star of the show on Sunday. Jose Mourinho and Manchester United will attempt to get back on track on Sunday. Learn more about how and how our. The front three of Sanchez, Lukaku and Lingard were also good at covering one another. Analysis: Burnley Burnley set up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Jeff Hendrick supporting Chris Wood in attack.