In a crucial match for Manchester United, they secured their first September win with a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. The game saw Jonny Evans, making his first start for Man Utd in over eight years, play a crucial role by setting up Bruno Fernandes’ stunning volleyed winner.
Evans, the veteran defender, initially had his own goal ruled out for offside by VAR, but he soon turned provider by delivering an inch-perfect pass to Fernandes with his weaker left foot. Fernandes made no mistake, securing the breakthrough just before halftime (45) and ending United’s three-game losing streak.
In the first half, Burnley looked promising, with Zeki Amdouni, who scored in their previous match against Nottingham Forest, creating chances. However, an impressive save from Andre Onana and a shot against the post prevented them from taking the lead. Fernandes also had an early attempt saved by James Trafford, but United struggled to dominate.
Despite Burnley’s early threat, they failed to recover from Fernandes’ goal, and Manchester United, while not at their best, managed to secure a much-needed away win. This victory was especially crucial for United, who had conceded at least three goals in their last three matches. Jonny Evans’ inclusion in the starting lineup raised questions, but the 35-year-old central defender delivered a solid performance to relieve some pressure on manager Erik ten Hag.
With this win, Manchester United climbed to eighth place in the Premier League standings, while Burnley remains at the bottom and is still searching for their first win since their promotion.