Manchester United had to work hard for victory in the English Premier League on Saturday, narrowly defeating Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor.
With Chelsea winning in the day’s kick-off, it was vital that United picked all three points and although not at their best, Jose Mourinho’s side delivered.
United are now undefeated in their last six Premier League matches away from home, winning five of them. That’s a drastic improvement on their away form prior to the current run.
Frenchman Anthony Martial was the Red Devils’ goal hero, netting just after half-time after fine work from Romelu Lukaku in the build up.
With just two shots on target, it was a day of limited chances for United’s attacking players with the likes of £27m-rated Juan Mata failing to play at their creative best.
Supporters were disappointed with the Spaniard’s performance and feel that with the imminent arrival of Alexis Sanchez, he could either be benched consistently or even leave the club.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his place in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven after the Burnley match…
Mata and rashford playing time will reduced significantly when Sanchez arrives #mufc
— GS-23✞ (@GSG_238) January 20, 2018
And now we really need to think of letting mata go to, love the guy but he just got no pace whatever so #mufc
— Antzz (@TeamAntzz) January 20, 2018
Sanchez coming in after a win is a great boost. Clear after that game that he will come in and permanently bench Mata. Martial different level, no ones benching him this season now. #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) January 20, 2018
Can u imagine #MUFC today with Sanchez instead of Mata today? That’s a big difference! Love Mata but not the same quality. Let’s do this!
— kevin hyde (@kevinhyde007) January 20, 2018
It HAS to be one of Mata/ Lingard making way for Sanchez. It can't be Martial SURELY. He's playing insane at the moment. You have to play your best players if you want to win anything which means Martial AND Sanchez. Not one or the other. #MUFC
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) January 20, 2018
Juan Mata is always going to be the victim of Alexis Sanchez's arrival. He should start talking to his agent about his transfer in the summer. #MUFC
— Graced (@KingSegun_) January 20, 2018
Mata is poor and weak…may have to go #MUFC
— DEZ® (@Aladinsane1972) January 20, 2018
Quite disappointed with the likes of Mata, Lingard, Rashford etc. All these players will have their positions in the team greatly tested with Sanchez’s arrival. All needed to make a statement today and didn’t. #mufc
— Drico (@DricoMonster) January 20, 2018
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