Manchester United finally broke their three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. Jonny Evans, making his first start for the Red Devils in over eight years, played a pivotal role by setting up Bruno Fernandes for a sensational volleyed winner, alleviating the mounting pressure on manager Erik ten Hag.
Evans, who had earlier seen a goal disallowed for offside through VAR intervention, displayed exceptional precision with a pass from his weaker left foot, enabling Fernandes to unleash a sublime strike that found the back of the net in the 45th minute. The first half had been a tense affair for United.
Despite Burnley’s spirited efforts, including a powerful strike by Zeki Amdouni that was brilliantly saved by Andre Onana and a post-rattling attempt, United remained unconvincing at times. Fernandes also had an early shot denied by James Trafford.
Burnley struggled to recover from this setback, while Manchester United secured a much-needed away victory, particularly significant as they had conceded at least three goals in their previous three matches. The inclusion of Jonny Evans, initially met with skepticism, proved crucial as the 35-year-old central defender delivered a composed performance at the back, providing a boost to Ten Hag after a challenging week.
As a result of this win, Manchester United climbed to eighth place in the Premier League standings, while Burnley continued to languish at the bottom, still awaiting their first win since their promotion.