Man United go on top of Premier league in January for the first time since Ferguson’s exit

Man United go on top of Premier league in January for the first time since Ferguson’s exit

Premier League heavyweights Manchester United have succeeded in turning around their season for the better, at least for now. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, who were once criticised for their humiliating 1-6 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, now lead the Premier League standings, ahead of the likes of Liverpool. Interestingly, the team go top of the competition for the first time in January in over eight years.

Man United were up against Burnley on Tuesday. The Red Devils headed into the game on an equal footing with Liverpool in the Premier League, albeit a game’s advantage. A victory was to propel the club on top of the league and Solskjaer’s men succeeded in bagging an all-important three points at Turf Moor.

Despite an entertaining first half, marked by a Harry Maguire effort ruled as offside, the two sides failed to break the deadlock. But the travelling side’s intent was clear in the second half, with the duo of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba combining to threaten Burnley.

The effort from the team paid off ultimately when Pogba netted the only goal of the night, striking a thunderous volley from a Marcus Rashford cross. The ball deflected Burnley defender Matthew Lowton only to cross past the post. The victory saw Man United claim the top spot in the Premier League, managing a two-point lead over defending champions Liverpool, with the next game slated at Anfield.