Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men unbroken their 1st clean sheet within the league since Sep and with success bust down Burnley’s packed defence with some patient assaultive play, forcing the opener simply before half-time and doubling their lead in second-half stoppage time through Marcus Rashford.
After losing 2-0 at Watford in their previous away game, United delivered the enhancements they painfully required at the rear whereas dominating possession in midfield despite the absence of Paul Pogba, who was rested following his come to fitness, as they engineered on a 4-1 persuade Newcastle United on Boxing Day.
Burnley were trying to form it 3 league wins from four however did not live through a slip-up by full-back Charlie Taylor that led to Martial’s strike, wastefulness a flurry of late opportunities before Rashford scored his twelfth league goal of the season.
Rashford injured Nick Pope’s palms with a free-kick from thirty yards in a very cagey gap spell within which the england forward conjointly hit the skin of the post with a low, first-time shot from the sting of the box.
The ball fell to Martial very little quite six yards out once thirty three minutes, however the France international’s effort was crucially blocked on the line by former United defender Phil Bardsley.
Having unbroken the guests trapped for forty four minutes, Burnley self-destructed once Taylor fumbled possession and allowed Andreas Pereira to feed Martial, who took barely and stroked a low shot past Pope into the bottom-right corner.
Martial had the ball within the net once more four minutes into the half, however the goal was disallowed for a foul on James Tarkowski and Burnley nearly equal once Bardsley’s angular drive Drew a diving save from David de Gea.
Harry Maguire brought down Jack Cork on the sting of the United box to gift substitute Johann Gudmundsson with an opportunity from a free-kick, however the Iceland international blazed over the crossbar.
Burnley vulnerable an equaliser throughout a frantic final quarter-hour solely to be caught out right at the top once Daniel James sprinted over the half-way line in posession and square to Rashford, who rounded Pope before marking his second in as several games.
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