Although that fixture can be remembered for different reasons by either sets of fans, it needed a Premier League record for Manchester United to get a win in this fixture.
As Phil Jones got injured and was replaced by Chris Smalling, the English defender scored 2 in the first half to save the blushes of Louis Van Gaal.
Although this fixture came just 4 days after Sam Allardyce accused Manchester United of a long ball team, the response by Louis Van Gaal wasn’t enough to contradict the statement of his counter-part at West Ham.
Although they scored early – which was a source of enthusiasm for their fans – Manchester United were pegged back for the entire 2nd half, albeit the score-line gone in their favor.
Although Burnley enjoyed less possession than the home side, they had more shots, acquired more saves from and initiated more blocks from the Manchester United team-mates than the Burnley players.
However, like all the aforementioned matches, luck ran in the favour of Manchester United.
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