English giants Manchester United have ended the year with a very comfortable victory against Burnley. They have already completed almost half of the season. The Red Devils are 6th in the points table after playing 18 matches in the Premier League. Moreover, they have equal points as West Ham United, who are 5th in the table.
Manchester United have played the last game of the year at Old Trafford. Last night, they welcomed Burnley at the Theatre of Dreams.
It was the fifth game under the new boss, Ralf Rangnick. Rangnick, the new interim manager of the Red Devils, set up the team formation in 4-2-2-2. Compared to the match against Newcastle, the manager made some changes against Burnley. Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandez couldn’t play last night due to suspension. So the coach played Nemanja Matic instead of Bruno. He also replaced Marcus Rashdord with Jadon Sancho. On the other hand, the Burnley boss played his team in a 4-4-2 formation against the home team.
The Red Devils took the lead at the beginning of the game. In the 8th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo passed the ball to McTominay, and his bullet shot to beat the goalkeeper.
Man United played very attacking football in the first half. They doubled the lead in the 27th minute. This time Jadon Sancho found the net for the home team.
After a while, midfielder McTominay took another bullet shot from outside the box, which was reflected in the goalpost. However, Ronaldo was there to put the ball inside the net. As a result, Manchester United took a three-goal lead in the first half.
Within three minutes, the visitors returned a goal. Anyway, both teams couldn’t score more in the second half. So after 90 minutes, Manchester United won the match at home.
Manchester United manager Ralf Ragnick was pleased with his team’s performance. After the match, he said,
Even before I came, there was no doubt about the qualities the team has offensively, we just need to make sure that we concede as few goals as possible. I’m a little bit angry about the goal we conceded and that again was an unforced error. No, it was a forced error, not an unforced error, that put us under pressure.