Manchester United defeated Burnley 3-1 in a Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday to close the gap on league leaders, Manchester City.
United opened scoring three minutes after the restart when Marcus Rashford squared the ball to Bruno Fernandes and the Portugal international cleverly dummied the pass to Mason Greenwood, who fired a thumping shot flew past the Burnley goalkeeper, Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
James Tarkowski rose above Harry Maguire from a corner kick to level to put Burnley level in the 50th minute.
Greenwood put the hosts back in front in the 84th minute from time with a fierce left-footed strike that deflected beyond Peacock-Farrell at the front post.
Substitute Edinson Cavani then tapped in from close range in stoppage time to wrap up the victory at Old Trafford.
It means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are now eight points behind leaders City in second place with six games to play, while Burnley remain 17th and six points above the relegation zone.
“You can never be sure,” said Greenwood about United’s hopes of catching their rivals. “They might slip up, we have to concentrate on our next games.
“Anything’s possible, hopefully they drop some points but we just have to keep focused on our games.”