Burnley 0-1 Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes strike seals much-needed victory

Fernandes scored a brilliant goal at Turf Moor  (Getty Images)
Fernandes scored a brilliant goal at Turf Moor (Getty Images)

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes struck a sublime volley to earn a 1-0 victory at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday as Erik ten Hag’s side ended a three-match losing streak in all competitions.

The Portuguese got on the end of a pinpoint Jonny Evans pass on the stroke of half-time to dispatch a first-time finish past Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford.

Evans had already had a goal disallowed for United although Burnley had plenty of chances of their own and were unfortunate to be behind at the interval.

United were more comfortable after the break with Burnley’s patient football unable to create clear-cut chances.

United’s third victory of the season lifted them into eighth place in the table with nine points from six games and lifts the pressure off Ten Hag after another difficult week

Burnley have one point from five games and are bottom on goal difference.

Additional reporting from Reuters.