Manchester United putting together impressive run of form after Burnley win

  • Manchester United putting together impressive run of form after Burnley win

Manchester United putting together impressive run of form after Burnley win

Paul Pogba's deflected strike earned United a hard-fought 1-0 win at Burnley on Tuesday to move three points clear of Liverpool, who have failed to win in their last three league games.

The signing of Bruno Fernandes shortly after Burnley won 2-0 at Old Trafford almost a year ago in the last meeting between the sides has transformed United's fortunes.

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Pogba played like he really wanted the win, and was proactive in attacking, getting forward frequently despite starting in a midfield three as opposed to a four.

His goal turned out to be the difference in a cagey affair against Burnley, and the three points headed back to Old Trafford. Stockley park all over the place, producer in my ear saying Salford have scored in the 92min and United gone top of the league!

"When you get three points in the Premier League, it always makes you smile", said Solskjaer, after the match.

"I'm always happy when I win", said Pogba, who has been consistently linked with a move away from Old Trafford at the end of the season.

He said: 'Burnley are so well organised and there's not many spaces but we did look at some of them - great cross for the goal, very well executed finish.

It was a hard fought victory and Pogba's contribution was far more than simply scoring a victor. His performances have inspired United to the top of the table.

After the game, with United having wrapped up the win, Solskjaer offered a more measured assessment for the Manchester United website.

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