Here we have the Manchester United player ratings in a goalscoring event against Burnley. Manchester United moved up to the 6th position above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table. However, Spurs have one game in hand and can go ahead of United if they win. Burnley played their first match since December 12th and are still on the edge of the relegation zone having lost against United.
Manchester United have scored within the first 15 minutes for the first time this season. Ronaldo thought to take the ball on his left but McTominay took it off him and finished in the bottom corner from outside the box. United scored this goal in the 8th minute to take an early lead.
United doubled their lead in the 27th minute when Sancho made his way into the box and got his shot deflected. However, this goal stood as an own goal and not a goal by Sancho. Ronaldo was also on the scoresheet in the 35th minute when McTominay’s excellent shot came off the post and fell in the legs of Ronaldo for a tap-in.
However, Burnley pulled one back in the 38th minute when Bailly’s heavy touch gave the ball to Aaron Lennon who burst his way into the box and scored in the bottom far corner. United will look forward to build momentum from this win and build the streak to challenge for a position in the top four.
Manchester United Player Ratings vs Burnley
David de Gea – 6/10
Wasn’t as busy as he usually is but he could have done better in preventing Burnley’s goal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5/10
Made an important block early on in the game but suffered from the same issues of positional awareness and no attacking threat.
Eric Bailly – 5/10
His bad touch led to Burnley’s goal and then left the match injured for Varane.
Harry Maguire – 5/10
He won a few aerial duels but was not comfortable in a few set pieces and allowed the opposition to move forward.
Luke Shaw – 7/10
He did well to put in some good crosses and also did not make any mistakes at the back. Moreover, he could have gotten a goal.
Scott McTominay – 8/10
Easily United’s man of the match as he dominated the midfield and could have got himself a second but Hennessey denied it.
Nemanja Matic – 6/10
He provided more safety and physicality than Fred in midfield. Moreover, his presence freed McTominay which was a great plus point for the team.
Jadon Sancho – 6/10
He should have done a bit better with the ball in his feet however forced an own goal to double United’s lead.
Mason Greenwood – 6/10
He failed to trouble the Burnley goalkeeper but drew a good save in the second half. However, he was quiet throughout the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 6/10
He fluffed a one-on-one but later got an assist and a goal to forget the missed chances.
Edinson Cavani – 6/10
Dropped deep to create an option for passing however he did not have a big chance to score.
Raphael Varane – 6/10
Came on for Bailly and provided stability.
Diogo Dalot – 6/10
He played on the right-wing and put in a few crosses to create more chances.
Did not have enough time to influence the game.
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