Manchester United vs Burnley LIVE highlights and reaction as Man Utd secured the victory

Manchester United beat Burnley 3-1 in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

United returned from their forced break – due to the Covid-19 outburst at the club – against Newcastle earlier this week, but the show was not worth the wait as Ralf Rangnick’s team stumbled to a 1-1 draw against one of the league’s team. relegation candidates.

But Thursday’s performance was a step in the right direction as United came back to win the top game.

United took the lead in seven minutes through Scott McTominay. It was the first time United have scored in the first 15 minutes of a Premier League match all season and they were actually the last team in the division to do so.

Goals from Sancho – that strike was later marked as an own goal – and Ronaldo gave United a three-goal lead, but Burnley struck back just before half-time through Aaron Lennon. The second half was quiet as United provided the result.

A summary of the events of Old Trafford.

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Stephen Killen

Manchester United fans criticize the Premier League decision when Sancho denied the Burnley goal

Jadon Sancho got a lot of sympathy from Manchester United fans after apparently scoring his first goal at Old Trafford – only to have it cruelly taken from him.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker was recalled to the side after having to settle for a place on the bench at Newcastle, and the former Borussia Dortmund striker put United firmly in control as they doubled their lead against Burnley.

After taking the lead thanks to Scott McTominay’s opener, Sancho then put the hosts firmly in the lead as he cut inside from the left before directing his effort towards goal.

The ball bounced in at the far post, via a slight deflection from Ben Mee, leaving Sancho to celebrate his first goal at Old Trafford since signing this summer – or so he thought.

For the full story, click here.

Jadon Sancho celebrates after Manchester United go 2-0 up against Burnley (Image: Getty Images)

Stephen Killen

More Manchester United history for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 803rd career goal took him on a valued list of all-time Manchester United goal scorers as he broke into the top 15.

His match-winning penalty kick against Norwich moved him on par with Tommy Taylor, but his exquisite finish in the 3-1 win over Burnley moved him higher up in the United majors.

It has been a roller coaster ride for the 36-year-old on and off the track following his sensational comeback this summer. On the track, they have struggled to put together a formidable race.

For the full story, click here.

Cristiano Ronaldo again created his own piece of Manchester United in the win over Burnley. (Image: Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP via Getty Images)

Stephen Killen

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Ralf Rangnick’s reaction shows that Manchester United still have work to do even in the victory

Much like Sir Alex Ferguson’s last coronation day at Old Trafford in 2013, a red flag was unfolded and muffled by the dirty Manchester rain to celebrate Fergie time; 80 years of it, to be exact. In the time after Fergie, United avoided ending a calendar year of defeat for the first time since his 70th birthday.

United were never close to matching the disgraceful 3-2 reverse against Blackburn 10 years ago, but they are still striving for a breakthrough performance under Ralf Rangnick. United took the lead 3-0 within the first 35 minutes and the finish line flattered a bullish Burnley.

Old Trafford is permanently decorated with two banners in tribute to the now eight-year-old, both attached to the stand named in his honor to accompany the statue outside. Ferguson, snug under a flat cap, clapped the banner.

Samuel Luckhurst writes.

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United Player Ratings: McTominay and Shaw Good vs. Burnley

David De Gea

Could have predicted the direction of Aaron Lennon’s shots better, but had an otherwise quiet night as Burnley spilled their openings. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

An important block at 0-0 and ended up in nosebleed territory on the left wing. Not an upgrade on the Diogo Dalot. 5

Eric Bailly

Made a mistake for Lennon’s goal when he was removed by the winger in the same way as Raphael Varane in Newcastle and then injured. Not the expulsion he wanted ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations. 5

Harry Maguire

Won quite a few air duels, but he was uncomfortable against Chris Wood and backed away when Lennon stormed forward. 5

Read the full reviews here.



United end 2021 with three points against Burnley.

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored the third goal in house against Burnley. (Photo: Photo by Matthew Peters / Manchester United via Getty Images)

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Peace comes on

Peace comes on.

Ronaldo comes out.

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Three minutes added

We’re almost done.

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McTominay is called MOTM

It is well deserved.

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United win a corner

Ronaldo wins a corner, but nothing comes out of it.

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Dalot comes on

Dalot is on.

Greenwood is off.

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Ronaldo’s free kick hits the wall

It was poor.

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Could this go in?

United win a free kick in a promising position.

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Lennon creates problems for Maguire

Lennon has been a handful tonight.

He took his goal so well and he has been all over the field.

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Greenwood seems to be most likely to get rid of

If Rangnick is going to bring anyone away, it looks like it could be Greenwood. It has been a quiet night for the young man. United fans have been far from quiet.

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The goods come on

The goods come on.

Bailly comes off after an injury.

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Rangnick did not like it from Greenwood

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Not much to report here

Nothing has happened in this second half.

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Burnley made the first change of game

Stephens on for Cork.

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The pace has slowed

Here the pace has dropped, which is not a surprise.

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Ronaldo almost sends Sancho through

What a wonderful assist that would have been.

Ronaldo uses his chest to try to play Sancho through, but the weight of the ball is not enough.

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Greenwood’s shot on goal is saved.

Comfortable storage.

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McTominay had a brilliant first half

Can McTominay maintain its performance? He was brilliant in the first half.

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We’re up and running again

Here we go.

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SE: McTominay scores the opener

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It was Lennon’s first goal in two years

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Half-time assessments

And here are your mid-term reviews …

De Gea

Could have anticipated Lennon’s shot. 5


A reasonable return. 6


Slack to the goal. 5


Won some duels, but also looked awkward. 5


A nice return so far. 7


Good goal and had almost a second. 7


Offered a little. 6


Quiet. 6


Force the second goal. 6


Scored. 6


At times it falls too deep. 6

Scott McTominay opened the scoring against Burnley. (Photo: Photo by Matthew Peters / Manchester United via Getty Images)

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It’s the whistle for the break.

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It’s been an entertaining half

It’s been breathtaking, both teams go for it.

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It has been a peculiar game …

It has been a peculiar game. Burnley have played commendably and had three or four good chances to test David de Gea, but are 3-0 down to a player’s first club goal since February, an own goal and a tap-in. United have not been close to their optimum, but the competition is almost over, even with the fine Aaron Lennon goal to consider. 3-0 flattered United and 3-1 probably still does.

However clichéd it may be, the next goal is the key now – if there is one. Burnley have earned their goals and they have given United trouble. United have not been very dominant in any of the thirds and have a lot to improve. DONE


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