MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -Mason Greenwood continued his fine form with a brace in the second half helping Manchester United win 3-1 at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday and keep them in the top four. Fort.
The result leaves United second on the standings with 66 points after 32 games, 8 points behind top team Manchester City and third place team Leicester City 10 points, one game in hand.
Burnley are 17th with 33 points in 32 games, six on 18th place Fulham, who have played more than one game and were held 1-1 by Arsenal after conceding a late equalizer in the match at mealtime. noon.
Greenwood is delighted and says United still have a chance to win their first league title since 2013.
“I’m happy to play so much, (coach) Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) trust me and I do my best on the pitch and try to help my teammates and that is showing on the pitch,” The 19-year-old player, the former striker, told BT Sport.
“I kept focusing, I knew my goal was coming and always kept my head down and I took my chance. Anything could happen, hopefully (Manchester City) dropped some points but We just have to focus on our game. “
Solskjaer has given many compliments to Greenwood.
“Very happy for him,” the Norwegian told the BBC. “He’s mixing his game. He’s going from the inside out, always growing up. It’s lovely to see. He’s finished his job on the training ground and reaped the rewards.”
Greenwood gave United the lead in the 48th minute and after James Tarkowski hit Burnley’s equalizer two minutes later, he restored the home side’s lead with a deflected shot before Edinson Cavani set the bar. win.
United enjoyed a huge gap in the first minute as Burnley striker Chris Wood headed the ball into the net in just 13 seconds but his effort was eliminated for an offside foul.
Goalkeepers Bailey Peacock-Farrell turned down Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford well before Greenwood scored the lead for the home side as he intercepted a slick move with a close-range finish.
Marcus Rashford made a dangerous header on the left flank and after Bruno Fernandes let the striker’s pass with a clever dummy, Greenwood fired a foot shot from 10 meters past the keeper and two defender.
United’s fun was short-lived, however, as Tarkowski moved his muscles into the six-yard area and edged above Harry Maguire to head home at Ashley Westwood corner, underlining United’s constant failures in tackling fixed situations this season.
But Greenwood scored again in the 84th minute when his quick shot from inside the box cut Jack Cork’s heels and beat Peacock-Farrel in the near corner.
Halftime substitute Cavani froze United in stoppage time after another move, touching a Donny van de Beek assist into the empty net after United broke through from the edge their penalty area.
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