Burnley 0-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez shine for Red Devils, but Marcus Rashford sees red


Despite a protest banner flying over Turf Moor, Jose Mourinho's men produced an efficient performance to secure their first away win

Romelu Lukaku scored his first Manchester United brace in over a year as the Red Devils comfortably saw off Burnley at Turf Moor.

Despite finishing the game with ten men after Marcus Rashfords red card, Jose Mourinhos men answered their critics perfectly after a difficult week started with defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

Rashford lost his head after a robust challenge by Phil Bardsley

The sprightly Alexis Sanchez set up Lukaku for his first after his quick feet allowed him to cross the ball to the back post for the big Belgian to head home.

Looking impressive in the new pink away kit, United then doubled their lead when Lukaku reacted quickest in the box after Joe Hart initially denied the impressive Jesse Lingard.

The game seemed to be drawing to an inevitable conclusion as the second half began before bursting into life.

A silly tackle by Aaron Lennon on substitute Rashford in the box looked to hand Lukaku the chance to get his hat-trick, but Paul Pogba stepped up instead – only to see Hart stop his weak spot kick.

Lukaku ensured the Red Devils left Turf Moor with all three points

Lukaku ensured the Red Devils left Turf Moor with all three points

After initially looking bright off the bench, Rashford produced a moment of madness just moments later when, after a robust challenge by Phil Bardsley, he decided to butt heads with the former United man.

Referee Jon Moss had no option but to brandish a red card to the England starlet, who is now set to miss the next three domestic games for violent conduct.

For Sean Dyche, his Clarets side are surely in for a long season after showing little heart or passion throughout the 90 minutes – perhaps beleaguered by their early Europa League exploits.

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