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Rooney and Martial lift United's top-four hopes

23 Apr 2017
Burnley v Manchester United

Forwards mark returns to starting XI with first-half goals in 2-0 win over Burnley

Burnley 0-2 Man Utd

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial scored their first Premier League goals since January and February respectively as Manchester United eased past Burnley 2-0.

Martial marked his return to the starting XI with a goal on 21 minutes. United broke from a Burnley free-kick and Martial scored after a one-two with Ander Herrera.

Rooney celebrated his first start since 4 March by doubling the lead five minutes before half-time, squeezing home the ball after Martial’s shot had been saved.

United stay fifth but the win moved them to within a point of Manchester City. The two play each other at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.

The defeat means Burnley are 15th on 36 points, five points above the relegation zone.

See: Burnley reportMan Utd report

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