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Rooney scores as Man Utd beat Burnley 2-0 to keep Champions League hope alive

Rooney scores as Man Utd beat Burnley 2-0 to keep Champions League hope alive

- Manchester United on Sunday, April 23 beat Burnley 2-1

- It was an explosive Premier League tie played at the Turf Moor

- Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney were both on target for United

Premier League giants Manchester United gave themselves a good hope of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League after beating relegation threatened Burnley 2-0 at the Turf Moor on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Wayne Rooney made a return to the first team after missing several games, and the Englishman did not disappoint his gaffer Jose Mourinho.

A defensive gaffe gave the Red Devils the chance to score the first goal in the 21st minute as Anthony Martial put United ahead.

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Rooney scores as Man Utd destroy Burnley to keep Champions League hope alive

Man Utd star Wayne Rooney

Naij.com can report that Frenchman Paul Pogba would have scored the second goal for United in the 27th minute, but the former Juventus man missed the chance.

Anthony Martial delivered a superb pass in the 39th minute, and former Everton striker Wayne Rooney wasted no time to score the winning goal for Manchester United.

Manchester United are still on fifth position on the Premier League standings with 63 points after 32 games and they are one point adrift fourth placed Manchester City.

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