Burnley 0, Manchester United 2: Wayne Rooney ends three-month drought as United win but Anthony Martial strike costs them €10m

 
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Rooney's goal helped United move to within a point of neighbours Manchester City (Source: Getty)

Burnley 0, Manchester United 2

Club record goalscorer Wayne Rooney netted for the first time since January as Manchester United boosted their hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four with a win at fading Burnley.

Strike partner Anthony Martial also scored his 25th for the club, a threshold that triggers a further €10m (£8.4m) fee to former side Monaco, who United paid an initial £36m in 2015.

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Victory lifted a much-changed United to fifth, one point behind Manchester City ahead of Thursday’s derby between the teams.

Burnley, who did not muster a shot on target, have won just once and lost seven of their last 12 games and lie 16th, five points above the relegation zone with four matches remaining.

Martial put the visitors ahead in the 21st minute when he finished a sweeping counter attack, feeding the ball out wide to midfielder Ander Herrera and firing past Tom Heaton from the return ball.

Rooney wrapped up United’s fourth win in five games when he forced home from a tight angle after Heaton had dived at the feet of Martial to thwart the France forward.

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