Ronaldo spurs United to win over Burnley

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    Cristiano Ronaldo
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  • Ralf Rangnick
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  • Wayne Hennessey
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  • Scott McTominay
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a fourth goal in his last five Premier League games to help Manchester United register a 3-1 win over Burnley, their biggest victory under recently hired manager Ralf Rangnick.

Ronaldo grabbed the third of United's first-half goals, tapping into an empty net in the 35th minute after Scott McTominay's long-range shot was tipped onto the post by Burnley goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

McTominay, with a curling shot from the edge of the area, and an own-goal by Ben Mee had set United on course for victory to bounce back from a disappointing display in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Monday.

Aaron Lennon capped an entertaining first half by finding the net with a shot into the far corner to reduce the deficit in the 38th with his first goal since September 2018.

By then, United had done enough to secure a third win in four league games under Rangnick and climb above Tottenham into sixth place.

United are still 19 points behind leaders and neighbours Manchester City, having played two games fewer.

It was Burnley's first game since December 12, having seen fixtures against Watford, Aston Villa and Everton postponed because of COVID-19 outbreaks in opponents' squads.

It was Ronaldo's 14th goal in all competitions this season for United, who came under attack for the performance against Newcastle.

Asked if the criticism of the players' attitude at Newcastle had been fair, McTominay said: "I wouldn't say so.

"I feel like after the goal at Newcastle, we weren't as bad as people are saying.

"Obviously body language is one thing and the manager has completely come and cut that out and he said he wants no more, so that's final.

"We're learning, adapting. The game against Newcastle was difficult, so we have to bounce back from something like that."

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