Burnley vs Man United: Martial, Rashford score as Red Devils win 2-0

Burnley vs Man United: Martial, Rashford score as Red Devils win 2-0

- Burnley vs Man United finished 2-0 in favour of the Red Devils

- Martial and Rashford scored a goal each in either half to inspire Man United to victory

- The Manchester outfit now sit fifth on the league standings with 31 points

A goal each from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford was all Man United needed to record a 2-0 win over Burnley in a Premier League clash played on Saturday night, December 28, at Turf Moor.

United came into the match on the back of a 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day and were therefore looking to build on the result.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rung a couple of changes from the squad that defeated the Magpies, resting youngster Mason Greenwood, with Nemanja Matic stepping in for the injured Scott McTominay.

The much-changed squad however had the job done at Turf Moor, with Martial and Rashford emerging match heroes.

Martial handed United the lead in the 44th minute as he capitalised on Burnley's defensive blunder to break the deadlock before the interval.

The strike was his 10th goal of the season in all competitions.

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Charlie Taylor gave the ball away in the dangerous area, allowing Martial in one-on-one and slotted home expertly.

The Red Devils had to wait until stoppage time to double the lead through Rashford who was brilliantly set up by Dan James.

Rashford strike was his 16th goal of the season in all competitions and the England international’s fifth goal in his last six league games.

The Manchester outfit now sit fifth on the league standings, just a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea who still have a game to play.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Manuel Pellegrini has been sacked by West Ham United after a poor run of results.

The Hammers suffered 2-1 defeat to Leicester City at the London Stadium this weekend.

Pellegrini becomes the sixth Premier League manager to be sacked this campaign.

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