Manchester United and Anthony Martial dig deep to battle past Burnley

Manchester United did what they could to exert pressure on Manchester City, before the leaders faced Newcastle in the late match, as Anthony Martial’s goal nine minutes into the second half saw off Burnley. Winning is all José Mourinho’s men can do and while it was a patchy victory they will hardly care.

United were pushed close during the five extra added minutes at the end, when two corners and a free-kick needed defending, but they escaped and came away with three points that they just about deserved. If Alexis Sánchez does arrive from Arsenal the hope will be he can add some much needed quality in front of goal.

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