Ralf Rangnick made a number of changes to ensure that Manchester United produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Premier League. After a disappointing 1-1 draw against Newcastle, United shifted from a 4222 formation to a conventional 442 formation. Scott McTominay opened the scoring in the eighth minute before an own goal in the 27th minute by Ben Mee gave the hosts a two-goal advantage. Cristiano Ronaldo increased the lead to three in the 35th minute before Aaron Lennon grabbed a consolation goal three minutes later.
Man Utd: De Gea (6), Wan-Bissaka (6), Bailly (6), Maguire (6), Shaw (7), McTominay (8), Matic (6), Greenwood (6), Cavani (7), Sancho (7), Ronaldo (7).
Subs: Varane (6), Dalot (N/A), Fred (N/A).
Burnley: Hennessey (7), Lowton (7), Mee (6), Tarkowski (6), Taylor (6), Gudmundsson (6), Westwood (6), Cork (6), McNeil (6), Wood (6), Lennon (7).
Subs: Stephens (6), Vydra (6), Pieters (N/A).
Man of the match: Scott McTominay
Man Utd boss, Ralf Rangnick: “It was about fresh legs, fresh energy, fresh bodies, more physicality against this team. We knew how difficult they would be, how persistent they would play and it was a little bit of a war of attrition, a little bit of a difficult one to play. Therefore, it was important to me to have six fresh players on the pitch compared to the game at Newcastle.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “We’re trying to work with the side in different ways, to score more goals and look more of a threat and I thought we did tonight. Coming to Old Trafford, that is probably one of the highest chance rates we’ve made here – certainly quality-wise – and we’ve had a lot of the game.”
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