Rooney helps Man Utd see off Burnley

Anthony Martial scored his eighth goal of the season for Manchester United

Manchester United kept up the chase for the top four in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Burnley.

Wayne Rooney was handed his second start of the year by the visitors - one of eight changes made by Jose Mourinho after Thursday's Europa League win over Anderlecht.

The England captain started the impressive counter-attack which led to Anthony Martial's opener, and scored his first goal since January when he squeezed the ball home from a tight angle to double United's lead before half-time.

Andre Gray had Burnley's best chance of the first half but his shot was blocked by defender Eric Bailly, but Sean Dyche's side failed to register a shot on target.

It means United remain fifth in the league but are only a point off rivals Manchester City, whom they face on Thursday at Etihad Stadium.

Burnley have now won only once in 11 matches and are five points off the relegation zone in 15th.

More to follow.

BBC

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